A great night in Sulphur, LA but 8:00 A.M. was departure time.  A beautiful morning, cool and slightly cloudy.  A perfect day to ride across the enchanting  Atchafalaya Swamp, the largest swamp in North America.  Bikes running perfectly, if a bit fast.  What has happened?  I feel ten years younger than I did last week.  Maybe it is the mystery and thrill of this new adventure.

Tonight Ricardo and I are in a nice inn here in Meridian, MS.  A great dinner tonight with all of the chocolate chip cookies we could eat.  And free--imagine that.  Tomorrow we have a 150 mile ride to Bessemer, Al., the home of my two grandsons.  We will spend a couple of days there before departing for Natural Bridge, VA.   Yes, but don't remind me.  I know rain is forecast!