Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Camping with Ferris Wheels
Ha! Tonight I'm writing to you from a Holiday Inn in Waycross, Georgia. I'm pretty thankful to get to use the computer here especially because I am not staying here tonight-- I'm staying next door. Hooray for southern hospitality and kind people.
So get this, dear reader, last night I camped out in a carnival work yard. That's right. I was four miles out of (48 miles southwest of Savannah), and I asked permission from the boss to camp on the land, and he was kind enough to say yes :). There was a pony, a goose, many ticket booths, a sideways ferris wheel, and a carousel. The rides were being worked on (welded and painted) in order to be ready for the carnival to go on the road in March. It was an excellent camping spot-- the only thing was that the goose was pretty loud. :)
This morning I headed out and into the town of Ludowici where I found Debbie's Diner. Dear Reader, the folks at that diner were the kindest people I have encountered so far on the trip. I got into a GREAT conversation and laughed so hard my belly hurt. It always feels good to make new friends.
Now I'm in Waycross, and I just had a burger for dinner. Good to get some protein for the road. I was super hungry after my 56 mile day. Get this: while eating, I got into a conversation with a couple of guys there at the restaurant. One of them asked: Do you ride with a teddy bear? He had seen me on the road. Bear's famous!
Check out the pictures! I'll be here in Waycross for a couple of nights-- tomorrow I'll spend the day the Okeefanokee Swamp Park. Cheers!!