Day 53: The day after

A great farewell dinner at Sunset Grill on St. Augustine Beach. Last night. Mahi. We all went back to the pool at the host hotel for a party. It was great everybody meeting riders family members that had shown up for the BIG day. Lots of “TRUE” stories and info swapping. It seemed by 8:00 o’clock I was winding down. My body still on ride time. I cannot comment enough on how hard Bubba, his staff and my fellow riders helped make yesterday such a special day for me and Mariella. I have another whole new cycling family and resource to tap into after this trip. I am so ever grateful to everyone involved for that. Mariella took me back to the Bayfront Marin B and B on Avenida Menendez and I slept until 5:50 am, 6:15 am.

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and 8:15 am. I am thinking there will be some readjustment blues to negotiate. The bnb is great and had yoga outside looking at the water. A lazy day of tourism was planned. We walked the historic streets of St. Augustine and took in the open shops.

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Tuesday seems to be the least crowded day of the week. A look in the free museum in the Government House had a great exhibit of dugout canoes.

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Paddle on.

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We had great coffee at Kookaburra and went to lunch at Crave. Great salad with grilled shrimp. Crave was in a commercial fishing and private marina away from the historic main drag.

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The day was beautiful. The day became windy and for once in two months it did not matter. A walk back through Lincolnville section and a reservation made at Preserved for tonight. A nap followed. It had been suggested that the blog go on. I believe this will be the last post as all great things must come to an end. It is with whole hearted gratitude and appreciation that I again thank everyone who followed my journey and supported me. My not so secret admirers. I have not been home in two months and will be there tomorrow. I am looking forward to that event. As always may you be happy, peaceful and safe. All my love. Tres dog