We are now in snowy, cold Tennessee wondering why we ever left sunny, warm Florida, but life goes on and we are in the next mode of our travels heading back home. Our visit with Bill's family is including some quality time with relatives.
After spending three idyllic days at a beach condo in St. Augustine, our nephew, David who is in the Navy there, helped us transport our panniers and bicycles to Jacksonville where we boarded the Amtrak train for Charolette, NC. We then rented a car for traveling to Rogersville for a few days. The temperatures have been very cold (lows in the teens and highs in the mid 20s) with snow that falls constantly but doesn't tend to accumulate. This Wednesday night we will again board the train to cross the country, enjoying the scenery from inside for 4 days, and finish our trip in Seattle. Grandson Soren and daughter Shelly will join us for the last hour or so of our journey on the train. For Soren, who loves trains, this should be quite a thrill.
Here are some photos of the finish of our Southern Tier Bicycle Trip: