14 Miles - Short Day Due To Cold; Blue Bonnets; Motel Bed With Cinder Blocks - March 12, 2017
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 ...
I passed these blue bonnets on the side of the highway.
Buzzy Bee. I love this store name. :)
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.
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.
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.
The price was low, and I soon learned why.
The bed was held up by cinder blocks! I kid you not.
Crystal, the woman who worked at the front desk, was so nice to me. I got a picture with her. :)
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