One lesson I learned since Merritt left and I had to carry my own load, is that I have to wash clothes everyday since I have only 2 pair of everything. The hotel in Cedartown did not have a washer/dryer so I got creative and used the microwave.
After several microwave sessions the shirts and underwear came out fine. The socks were also fine but still a little damp. This morning I did one more microwave session with the socks. Then went to the bathroom while they were “cooking” . . .
The smell of popcorn filled the air. When I opened the microwave I discovered two burnt socks, one of them had burning embers begging to be doused. Needless to say they were not good anymore so I threw them away. I still have two pair of socks left anyway.
I then rode 41 miles to my new destination: Jacksonville, Alabama. Along the way I stopped at the Georgia-Alabama border, then rode another 13 miles to Piedmont, AL where I stopped in to see Mr. Holder & the Gang at the Eubanks Welcome Center to catch up on all the local gossip and bad jokes. I ate my lunch, got a refill of water and Powerade and headed SW along the Chief Ladiga Trail.
There is a whole lot more to tell, I have more great video footage below. Meanwhile, it’s late, time for sleep. More tomorrow.