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Day 32: Waco, TX to Bellmead, TX

14 Miles - Short Day Due To Cold; Blue Bonnets; Motel Bed With Cinder Blocks - March 12, 2017

Subway Food From my motel, I biked 3.5 miles west and then 3.5 miles back to make up for mileage from yesterday.

It was a cold morning -- cold enough that I questioned how far I should ride. After reviewing the forecast (which indicated it would only reach a high of 50 in Waco in the late afternoon), I opted to make it a short day. It seemed unwise to try for a longer distance. I merely biked to the east side of Waco to a town named Bellmead.

Much thanks to Charlotte and Jolene for the Subway gift cards ...

Roadside Blue Bonnets I passed these blue bonnets on the side of the highway.
Buzzy Bee Store Buzzy Bee. I love this store name. :)

Blue Bonnet

Blue Bonnet

Blue Bonnets

Blue Bonnets

Blue Bonnets

In Bellmead, there were more blue bonnets. I spent much time photographing them.

In a Burger King, I was talking on the phone. Well, I guess my voice was louder than I would have liked. Afterward, the man (above) came by and said he overheard my conversation, and he said he was really impressed that I was biking across America. He had a gleam in his eye -- as if he understood the importance of following your dreams. The encounter put a big smile on my face.

Of course, stupid me didn't get a good picture with him. In fact, once I realized I should document the event, he was already getting in his car with a woman. Maybe it's a stalkish photo, but much thanks to this guy with a gray Nissan and navy hat.

Bellmead, Texas

I arrived in Bellmead at 11 a.m. I agonized about whether to continue, but the weather didn't seem welcoming. At least I got 14 miles in for the day.

I spent two hours at a Starbucks. Then, when I realized the Motel 6 wouldn't allow people to check in until 3:30 p.m., I spent more time out and about.

Motel At 2:45 p.m., I was pretty bored and went to the Motel 6 to see if I could check in early. They said "no."

So I went to their competition nearby and got checked in at the Royal Inn.

Motel Bed Cinder Blocks

Motel Bed Cinder Blocks

The price was low, and I soon learned why.

The bed was held up by cinder blocks! I kid you not.

Steve and Crystal Crystal, the woman who worked at the front desk, was so nice to me. I got a picture with her. :)

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