A Travellerspoint blog

September 2016

The New Adventure Begins

🎶🎶 We're driving in the rain...🎶🎶

The Gerbers and the Roobs started out at 6:00 am and drove to pick up the Linn's. We finished the final packing and were on the road at 6:30 with coffee in hand. Greg started the 800+ mile drive and drove through the traffic in Columbus and Cincy and Louisville. The rain was steady but didn't seem to slow the drive down too much. Dan took over the wheel and managed the slow and speed up traffic in and around Nashville and Memphis. Wynn took over the last leg of the journey in the dark and got us safely to Canton, MS ( just outside of Jackson. ) Thanks to our great drivers, the ride is past us and we only have a couple of hours to Natchez. We picked up a coupon book at the roadside rest inside of Mississippi and secured our three rooms for 49.99 each +tax. We are staying at the Super 8 Motel in Canton, 885 miles from home. Lunch was at Subway and Supper was at Sonic so we could have an evening shake. My apple brownies hit the spot for dessert. Tomorrow morning we will get breakfast at the motel and then try to get on the road around 8 am so we can be in Natchez between 10-10:30. Touring and getting our bearings for the beginning ride on Sunday are the plans for tomorrow. I am also looking forward to meeting up with a childhood friend who lives in LA. Supper at Roux 61 is on the schedule.
The ponies traveled well in the back of the van and I think overall we were comfortable. ?
Skies are suppose to be blue tomorrow...
Brenda and the riders

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440 Miles Cycling the Natchez Trace

Time for another ride

Here we go again! 6 riders, 1 van, 3 couples, and 440 miles of riding to accomplish in 8 days. I am excited to be one of the riders this trip. Although I plan to only ride 1/2 of each day and drive the SAG vehicle the other half. The rest of the riders will split the SAG driving when it is my turn to ride. We are leaving Grafton, OH early on Friday morning, Sept. 30th and plan to drive much of the day. Traveling south towards Mississippi, we plan to munch on pepperoni rolls, party snack and trail mix....among other things.

So, who are the riders? The faces and names are familiar as most of these were on the pony ride of 2013. Dan and his wife Evelyn are with us again. Evelyn will be riding this trip as well. Colleen and her husband Greg are also joining us. We are so glad that the Roobs are retired and that Greg and Colleen could both take vacation during the Fall. We hope to see some of the seasonal leaves in full color, although we may be a week early. We decided to drive to Natchez and ride North on the trail to Nashville. Supposedly the winds are more from the South during this month. Not sure the forecast for the first two days agrees with this tendency. We do have very little rain in the forecast so far and favorable temperatures. We will see how accurate Weather.com is!

Wynn and I are just coming off a wonderful vacation in NYC. Guess I should have blogged that trip too. Suffice it to say, that we had a fun-filled week of sightseeing and watching tennis at the US Open. It was a first for us and we took a zillion pictures and did a lot of walking. Highlights included cycling over the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and also around and through Central Park. We are looking forward to this new adventure.

So come along with us and see the sights along the way and hear about our ride as we go along.
In anticipation,
Brenda and the rest of the ponies

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