Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Day 40: Poplarville, Mississippi

It was Coast 2 Coast 2013 reunion ride day.  Since Stretch came down to ride with us for a couple of days, we took the opportunity to ride with him, Greg and Bruce1.

Turned out to be a great day.  No rain!  Nice rolling hills and a short day, 45 miles.  The sun even came out toward the end of our ride to Poplarville which will be our home for the evening. 

It was a beautiful ride and, if not for the humidity, it could have been in northern Wisconsin.

Milestone:  We crossed over to our 6th state as we rode into Mississippi. 

Poplarville, Mississippi is where we are staying.   We ate lunch at the popular and super friendly Scooters with a great PoBoy sandwich.  Then we went down the street to the Pearl River Drug, which has an old-time ice cream parlor in the back and had a chocolate malt with whipped cream and cherry on top--it was delicious!!  All that and we were still home by 1:30.

Tonight, we are sleeping in a hurricane evacuation shelter, which is just a large open room with showers and bathroom, right next to a horse arena where I assume they have rodeos or horse shows of some kind.  We were able to observe some roping and riding practice, after dinner.

UK Update:  To celebrate winning his bet on the Masters Golf Tournament, Graham treated the entire group of riders and staff to margaritas.  Thank You !

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