Breanna Dobbe, the fourth-year advertising photography student who is in the midst of biking across America with the Bike and Build program, checks in with the second of her series of blogs chronicling her experience.
Here’s Part II as Breanna winds down her final days in Florida:
It has been one week since this little adventure first started and I think I’m starting to feel its effects on me. Today was our longest ride yet—65 miles through hills, flats, and headwinds. I was “sweep” today with another girl—which basically means we’re the last in the group to make sure everyone is okay and is going the right way. We arrived in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., around 3 p.m. at a local camping spot. It’s pretty nice. We got to relax in the pool, followed by what turned out to be close to a two-hour nap on one of the lounging chairs. Aside from getting to our final destinations, I’m pretty sure that sleep and food is at the top of everyone’s priority list.
Tomorrow will be our last day in Florida, where we will end up in Milton—followed by Alabama. All of our hosts have been absolutely amazing to us since we left. Last night we stayed at Trinity Baptist Church in Marianna and they provided us with lunch, dinner, dessert, and an amazing southern breakfast of biscuits with gravy, grits, fruit, sausage and drinks. They have been the most gracious of hosts yet, and it’s refreshing to meet such people.
I think I’m off to bed now for maybe six and a half hours of sleep, before setting off for our 70 mile ride tomorrow. Good night.