Friday, December 13, 2013

Safe in Alexandria, LA

203 miles down, 797 to go! The first two days were tough, but not too bad. I had a bit of a late start yesterday, and I had two flat tires today, so it's been 12 hours on the road each day.

I'm staying in a house in Alexandria, LA tonight with the family of a friend. It'll be great to sleep in a bed. I'm already stuffed full of gumbo, and had a hot shower. Little comforts feel so good.

Up and running. About 30 miles to go. Found this interesting cemetery.


Big gash in my rear tube. 2nd flat, out of spares. Had to cut up one tube to use as a patch for the other. Hopefully it works.

Boring Rt 71. Moving fast though.

Atchafalaya River. Turning north toward Alexandria.

The culprit

Cold morning.