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Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 32: Panama City Beach, FL to Tallahassee, FL

103 miles for the day. It’s exciting how close we are getting to the Atlantic!

Matt's and my best for the day was when we were biking along and glanced across the street, and there was Pops holding up a cantaloupe for us! He cut it into slices with his pocket knife, and Matt and I downed the whole thing in no time.

My worst for the day is that my feet were really hurting. Since my clip in pedal broke, I’ve had to use the normal pedals and wear my “for walking around after we’re done riding” shoes. I didn’t anticipate needing to bike in normal shoes so I brought really old, thin sneakers. They are so thin that my feet took a hit today. I don't want to buy new shoes/clip-in pedals when we are so close to finishing, so Matt is going to let me have the clip-in pedals tomorrow.

 Matt’s worst for the day was that he didn’t see an alligator. Haha he really wants to see one out in the wild. He saw something moving in the water when we passed by a lake, but he wasn't sure if it was an alligator or not. We did, however, see lots of cool Spanish moss on the trees.

Matt’s second worst for the day is all of the bugs. There are little gnat guys that come and buzz right by our eyes. I have no idea what they are trying to accomplish by attacking our eyes, but I don’t wait long enough to find out. And Matt’s bug bites continue but in a different form… he has a big mosquito bite on his eyebrow.

Today was hot! It got up to 98 degrees for a few hours (which means over 100 on the asphalt) and it's humid. We had to take breaks more frequently to keep hydrated.

Why did the chicken cross the road? We couldn't tell why.

Granola bars for breakfast. And lunch. And an afternoon snack.


  1. You're so close! I'm excited for you. I wish I could be there to celebrate your arrival. Are you going to actually put your bike tire in the ocean?

  2. Way to go, Matt and Amber! So proud of you! Talk about perseverance. :) Love ya.

  3. Keep it up! I am excited for you to make it!!