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Travel Blogs from Prestonsburg
Monday, June 24: Leaving Blue Mound, the highest
point in southern Wisconsin at about 1,700 feet, we saw a lovely reddish-brown
whitetail doe. We are finally seeing animals and plants that are similar to
those at home... in addition to the deer, there are real tree squirrels, and
familiar trees and wildflowers. The architecture here is interesting... some
Swiss-style homes, but ...
Now don't get upset by the title... I have called Prestonsburg this for many years... We have a love hate relationship. As I get older I slowly... very slowly start to see why my Dad has chosed to live here. He's on a lovely farm in a holar (did I spell that right?) lol who knows... not a word in my daily or monthly conversations. But anyway I'm back to spend time with my Dad, his wife Debby and their ...
... 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 ...