Saturday, July 25, 2015

Just a little ride

It wasn’t an exciting ride but it was fun. Seems the weather is conspiring against us to take a very long ride, as in a 5 hour trip to Eufala Alabama for Phil’s BBQ. Yes, it’s that good that it’s worth a trip on the bike just to eat one of their sandwiches. As I have mentioned before, and I’m sure ad nauseam, the heat index has been too high for a long ride and exposure to the sun.

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For now we will content ourselves with shorter jaunts. These are photos I took on an early morning ride from our place through Cairo Georgia and back home via the road through Climax and Havana. I had no idea what the photos would look like as I snapped away since I was sitting behind Doug, going down the highway at 65 mph or so.

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Cairo isn’t much of a town with very little to see, so no photos there. We like to eat at local places but alas, nothing to be found in Cairo except Hardees, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Dairy Queen. DQ wasn’t open and I doubt we could have gotten pizza even if we wanted it….ewwww…so early for that.

We settled for McDonalds because we were ravenous. All I wanted was the meal deal for an egg McMuffin. The server states, “We’re out of hash browns” and stares at me.

I asked if there was a substitution because I sure wasn’t going to pay for a meal when all I’d get was an English muffin. No. Unless I wanted French fries. Why not.

It wasn’t good but I wasn’t holding out high hopes anyway. It took care of the hunger and stomach growling.

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Off we went towards home down Highway 84. Only cut off once and no danger of falling so…..that’s typical. Very pretty rural roads though once you get off 84.

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Sometimes when we ride by these little country houses, so far from any grocery store or Starbucks or other houses, I wonder what it would be like to live there. It’s quieter, I’ll bet the skies are darker from lack of buildings and lights, it’s very isolated but has a certain appeal.

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Buying this trike was a good decision…..we are already planning some trips and looking forward to better weather.

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Ride to eat.

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7 comments:

Joanne said...

Glad to see you're having some fun adventures! Looks like it was a worthwhile investment. :)

Tina said...

It's a whole lot of fun, Joanne! One day maybe we can ride up your way.

Katherine P said...

Sounds like such fun! My husband and I have started doing some impromptu road trips and it's been such fun and just good to get away without all the planning and expense that a real vacation would be. My grandparents actually live about 20 miles outside of a town of 16,000 in what is literally the middle of nowhere. There's definitely some negatives - there's no running to the grocery store if you find you're missing an ingredient you just adapt - but there's lots of positives and the night sky that far out is amazing. It's actually much easier than it it used to be but in pre-Amazon days it could really be tough!

Tina said...

I like the sound of your grandparents place! We are in a rural area but I can get groceries with a 20 minute drive.
It's always good to get away with your spouse!

Debra Eliotseats said...

The Hubs would love to buy a bike, but he is worried about the other drivers. I love your theme of "riding to eat." Just had some family move to the Atlanta area so I am going to take notes for our own road trip there. :)

Tina said...

It's fun to find new places, hopefully local places, to try new foods. Doug has had a variety of bikes over the years and now this trike. You certainly do need to watch out for other drivers, we have been cut off numerous times.

Vicki said...

I used to love riding a bike. Haven't done it in years though. It looks like you had an awesome trip, great photos!

Too early for pizza??? What'sa matta you?