Frank Lloyd Who??
I have decided that my riding time is done until we all ride into Nashville together. It was very rewarding to ride the past five days, but I do not really want to slow everyone down on the long inclines promised tomorrow. Today we rode from mile marker 266 to mile 320. The ponies were restless to get out of the gate...but where is Greg? Bathroom again!
Having had a good breakfast, we needed to drive about 20 miles to get back to the Tupelo Visitor Center. We started riding at 7:45 am and finished up at 12:30 pm. The team averaged 14.6 mph with several long inclines ( 1600 feet of climbing) . We rode across a long bridge and also though fields of cotton. Wynn actually met a car with one of our Ohio friends driving south on the Trace. (Randy and Susie Lane - hello!)
Today I am going to include a lot of pictures that I am going to label, "Scenes along the Trace."
Was that too many pics? There are just so many beautiful scenes and these are just a taste of what you see. Quiet roads, wildlife, water, trees, grasses, caves, mounds and just peace! What a wonderful time of year. In another week, it is going to be bursting with color. But I am loving it anyways!
We ate lunch on the steps of the cave and then took pictures at the state line.
Finishing up our trip for the day, we had to drive about 30 minutes to get to our hotel, A Hampton Inn and Suites in Florence, AL. We got into our rooms early and got cleaned up before heading out to tour a Frank Lloyd Wright House, the Rosenbaum House. It was all straight lines, so much wood and small, narrow doorways. It had fallen into disrepair as the Widow Rosenbaum grew older and fell behind on repairs. She gave it to the city of Florence as long as they would remodel it.
After the tour of the home, everyone agreed that they were hungry. Wynn found a little place called The Pie Factory. We had three 16" inch pizzas, a meat lovers, a traditional pepperoni and sausage and an Italian favorite.
We turned on the Indians and enjoyed seeing a four run lead before heading home to the hotel to watch the game together in the lobby. The evening will end shortly. We even saw a little schnauzer on our walk through the town.
Wynn and I will head to Walmart to finish up the grocery runs! Of course we are all cheering on the Tribe and are excited to be up 2-0.
So goodnight from Florence. Tomorrow we will enter Tennessee and the last miles of the Trace. I can't believe it is Friday night already. See ya tomorrow!!
Brenda and the ponies