|View from the motorhome. These are trailers loaded with oranges!|
|Look on the right side - wild pigs are between the trees.|
Much of the trip was watching for the dozens of loaded and unloaded orange trucks flying by, and startling the many cattle who were close to the road on their ranches, but were not used to being talked to by a bicyclist in neon orange. They ranches were unique to me in that many of the cows were shading themselves under a palm tree that was growing on the range. What a life!
One mistake I did make was not stopping for water in the one gas station town of Yeehaw Junction.
There was much desolation on this trip, and I have to be more aware of taking advantage of opportunities on these 80 degree days. By the time I got to Frostproof, Fla, I stopped at the first little store I saw. It was a dive run by a very talkative Hispanic lady, who was impressed by my story, so she gave me a free Moonpie to have with my Poweraid. After biting in to it I realized why she gave it to me. The freshdate had expired 6 months ago. It was very chewy and dry, but I ate it, which just proves that I have never met a Moonpie that I didn't like!