A happy guy at the Detroit border (kp photography)We finally got to our destination; the Hiker Hostel in Dalhonega Georgia, ready for a week of meeting new people passing through the hostel every night, tons of cycling, and some good southern hospitality
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Here we are in Georgia
Arrived in Georgia Saturday night to ride bikes for 8 days! Long drive down south (15 hours), had some pretty funny sightings though! One notable part of the ride was our rest stop in Cincinnati where we hopped into a "Waffle House" for lunch. Cheap food that came alarmingly fast, and a good old southern accent; I do love being called sweetie. A little later in the trip we saw another carload full of western students whom we promptly passed while I "paddled the canoe" out the window without a shirt and as they passed us back gave my number. Plenty of shenanigans between the two cars kept us busy for about an hour and a half until they peeled off to switch drivers, somewhere in Kentucky. Our last stop of the day was at an Asian Cafe in Tennessee where I had sushi (though it it's probably not advisable to eat raw fish in the southern USA) I loved every bit of it. Also my wonderful travel partner shared some wonton soup with me-though she ate all of the wontons herself.