Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10/1/2012 (Monday) Houston, MS to French Camp, MS

Miles bicycled today – 54 miles
Ride time – 4 hrs 53 minutes
Averaged 11.1 mph

We were up before the alarm went off this morning and packed and down stairs for breakfast at 6:30am.  Carol, the owner of the B&B, made us a wonderful southern breakfast – she started off with giving each of us a bowl of watermelon and strawberries cut up (eating in restaurants the last 5 weeks we have really missed fresh fruits) and then followed up with homemade biscuits with real butter and raspberry jam.  After that she came out with a serving plate with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, and hash brown casserole. We were also given orange juice and coffee.  What a delicious breakfast this was.


On our way to French Camp we bicycled through an area that had been hit by a tornado in April of 2011.  One can only imagine the fear and devastation that occurred during that time.  The tornado went right down the Natchez Trace Parkway from milepost 112 to about 107.


We headed out at 7:45 to overcast skies but no rain when we started, however, within 10 miles from Houston it started to sprinkle and it rained on and off all morning.  We arrived in French Camp around 1:00PM and stopped at the French Camp café and I had homemade bean soup and John had potato soup,  We also split “Big Willie’s BLT”.  From there we went and checked into the French Camp B&B.

What a way to travel!

After cleaning up John and I sat on the back deck and played a game of Pinochle.
Tomorrow will be a long day – we are bicycling 82 miles to Ridgeland but it should be fairly flat so although we will be on the bike a long time we won’t be bicycling hills.

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