After eating a hearty breakfast, and awaiting Gary and Carol's return, we were ready to head north towards Kissimmee. We looked at some final bike issues, took our pictures, inflated our tires, and headed out of their development, again with their assistance. We said our goodbyes and were on the road, headed for Disney!
Thanks to the Ceglarski family, with a real unified effort, we were able to secure some Disney tickets at the last minute, and had them shipped to the motel that we would be staying at the following two nights. What a great few days it would be.
It turned out to be quite a trying day, for Paul at least. We hit some more headwinds, which are a little tougher on him because he's pretty light. He also fell twice on the same road maybe 3 miles apart Needless to say, he was not a happy camper. On top of this we started hitting some challenging hills. In Florida, hills? They actually do have them, and they can be steep at times.
On a high note, as we were passing by some road workers, they noticed the loaded bikes, and asked “How far ya'll going?” we answered, “the Pacific”, one of the workers replied “allllrighy then”. Just the way he said it was quite humorous, and memorable.
The remainder of the day was pretty uneventful. We had a nice quiet ride into Kissimme, and again arrived there with plenty of daylight left, and…. you guessed it a 50,000 gallon shower. Those are the best kind.
We got to bed at a decent hour as the following day would be a long one. Not very restful for our first day off, but hey, who needs rest? Paul had never been to Disney! We thought a Sunday in May at Disney, we're all set, crowds shouldn't be too bad We'd have to wait and see the next morning, as we would be catching the first bus in.
Life was good.