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Travel Blogs from Prestonsburg
... like early American farmsteads with stone
foundations. Many of the barns sport painted quilt squares, and some have odd
house-shaped structures sitting on top of their roofs. We drove through country
becoming hilly and populated - what a change!
We followed 92 and 69 to Monroe and crossed the border into
Illinois. After bypassing Rockford, we hit I-39 south to Bloomington, then I-74
through Champagne ...
... to the Calhoun family... a gorgeous 10 year old girl called Jessica. Jessica is Debby's great neice who has come to live with my dad and Debby 8 months ago from Michigan. Jessica and I had talked on the phone a few times and chatted but this is the first time I got to meet her. I was a little apprehensive about this visit. I can't tell you when the last time I spent more than ten minutes with a ten year old ...
... amazing valley on mountains. You can really see why they call the Kentucky Appalachians the smoky mountains. The fog and clouds draped over the mountain tops of green masses of trees. The town of Pikeville was sunken into a narrow valley in the secluded mountains. Great location, just not for cyclists with thousands of coal trucks passing through daily. What to do? Finally, much to our dismay, we were forced to rent a Uhaul and drive into Virginia. Live to ride another day! ...
This is our first blog entry. This summer we'll be doing a lot of traveling and wanted everyone to be able to keep up with us! We want to make it from Orlando to Boston this year traveling a total of over 8,000 miles. That's more than the diameter of the earth! Who knows what surprises we'll find along the way!
Check out our planned itinerary on Map Quest!
attached is a picture of the elevation profile for tomorrow's ride. I hope to be on the road by 9:00 a.m. It's only about 48 miles but some look fairly steep. Misery loves company so WISH YOU WERE.HERE. Honestly, riding these hills is a struggle but also a great deal of fun and each one proves that I can do this.
(There is 1000 feet between horizontal ...