Got a shower, some sleep and more fluids and then got lost driving to New Iberia. A few valiant Spaniards from Malaga, Spain came over in 1779 and stayed. The downtown was very cool.
I awoke with my stomach a little cajuned. Rich had gotten their car last night because he had a bad cold. Chrysa and I were to ride and meet Rich in New Iberia. I did not have a ton of gas but wanted to go and did. It was another beautiful day but WINDY. I started out in front and realized I was not in my best form. In Bayou Teche.
I was feeling a little better after the SAG. Chrysa really pulled, see featured image, when I could not.
I was needing to stop more and at 35.5 miles I was all in. Rich came and got us. I got my car and will go into New Iberia after some intensive restfulness. Drive home after breakfast tomorrow. Depending on New Iberia may attach a late add on to this post. Happy trails Namaste Tres
A fairly quiet night at the hotel EXCEPT for a fire alarm at 12:25 am. Three years ago same thing happened on C2C 2016 in Opelousas. A side note we had dinner with some local cycling people on C2C and they planted the Cycle Zydeco idea. We are to shuttle to campground and begin riding. The building at the campground is a cock fighting arena.
It was raining when we woke up and we had a plan to hangout until the weather cleared at the coliseum where we were to park for the week.
We awoke to learn that the storm from Texas would be in Lafayette tomorrow about roll out time. Stay tuned. Rich, Chrysa and I went to registration and it was in the old U of L gym.
Got back for Zydeco.
I had a late roll out on purpose because my drive was shorter. I got across the rest of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi fairly quickly and it was very interesting. No pics really kind of too busy driving. Decided once in La. to go to the Tabasco plant on Avery Island. My route changed and put me on 90 in Cajun country. What a cool drive.
The route had an oversized load with a Louisiana state trooper driving behind in the left lane for 50 miles or more. Got out to Avery Island just to see the store but no factory tour. The grounds were really cool.
I did some work on the way out of town and began driving to Pensacola. It’s about 500 miles from Ruskin. I stopped in Monticello for gas and saw one of Bubba’s pink directional arrows. The tribe had just been through a few days ago. I saw the Dairy Queen, I stopped at on C2C in 2016 as I drove into Pensacola on I-10. Pensacola is really nice. My hotel Sole Inn.
Fish and chips at the ballpark. Nice people and a great time. Slept and slept than did the 1 hour urban ride around on a sleepy Tuesday morning. Palafox, the main drag, intersected Wright St. and it Church row.
I had joined the Santana Fan Club and was able to get pre sale tickets for this show. I was able to buy 4 and asked one of my best friends and wife to come. We were 2 rows from the stage. Great Italian dinner at Grazzi. Commish to come later.
A Love Supreme. John Coltrane. Got Coltrane and Santana. WOW!