Pictures of the third leg of the journey to Alaska

September 22, 2009

Bill and John Hart.

Sam and Shirley, Oma and Opa Brollman
and ourselves of course.

For several miles we enjoy this beautiful bicycle path.

Then it comes to a sudden stop.
It will be a beautiful trail when it is finished.

An orange grove.

Rain is way off in the distance.

CML Communications in Okeechobee offers us a place to camp.
Thanks guys!

Mirror reflection of the clouds over Lake Okeechobee.

Just hanging around.

Cheyenne on the dyke.

Marty's place on the peninsula.

September 23, 2009

Thank you Pilgrim Construction in Okeechobee for your donation!

September 24, 2009

A small pinkish flower with purple lining.

A walking stick and its mate find our tent to be an easy object to climb.

The girls run to the ranger station to have their work checked.

September 25, 2009

More cypress'.

Charlie Creek.

The Pioneer Park Cracker Trail Museum in Zolfo Springs has a great collection of items that bring you back to the past.

Help! Robin is eaten by a crocodile skull.

There is a display of pottery in the museum. Among them this piece from the Netherlands.

At the park is this sign. Not just the end of a war. The end of a culture too.

October 3, 2009

Early lunch at Cracker Barrel in Spring Hill.

Watch for bears!

The sign to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.
Just 6 more miles.

Cheyenne: "What a big butt!"

We've stumbled upon an alligator convention...

We heard the sound of a barred owl in Highland Hammocks State Park.
Now we know what it looks like.



Trying to spot a black bear.

Robin spots one.

Argh. A snapping alligator turtle.
Not something you'd want to play with.

A squirrel is trying to get into our panniers.

October 4, 2009

The clouds look so crisp against the blue sky.

October 5, 2009

Manatee Spring as described in 1774 by William Bartram.

Robin fits easily in this huge tree.

A great 'swim in the spring' experience.

The rain splatters hard on the river.

October 6, 2009

The Michigan and Maine bunch. Thanks guys!

October 7, 2009

We are enjoying the colorful road side.

Reeds are interwoven with palms.

October 8, 2009

Robin enjoys the water.



We are making new friends at the motel.

October 9, 2009

Jasmine the receptionist.

From the top of the fire tower we have a great view of the surrounding forest.


Robin is looking at the road ahead.

Past the trees is the Gulf of Mexico.

In front of the fire tower.

Robin and Jasmine holding hands while riding.

One splash through is enough. It is refreshingly cold.

Building a dyke around the pond.

October 10, 2009

Breakfast with raisinbread and pasta choca, salt and vinegar chips and cranberry juice.

Rain ahead.

Brunch with Anita & Michael, Mamie and Oliver.

Robin and Oliver enjoying the water melon.

Everyone gets to work with the beads: Michael and Jasmine.

Anita and Cheyenne

Robin and Bill

Mamie and Robin have great conversations going in the back of the car.

October 12, 2009

Changing the rear tire means we have to take the tent, the panniers and the trailer off.

Just beautiful scenery.

More beautiful scenery.

The tribal council building in Bruce, Florida.

October 13, 2009

Land ahoy!

The reeds are swaying in the breeze.

October 16, 2009

The sign is a good step towards bicycle awareness. It is only a small step though. Wider shoulders, without rumble strips, would provide a lot more safety.

October 17, 2009

Fuel level low. We will recharge after bridge.

We crossed the bridge and arrived in Pensacola.

Having a jolly good time with friends.

October 18, 2009

The front wheel armadillo is about to burst. The new rims arrive just on time.

The chain gauge lets us know that the chains are in desperate need of replacement.

Amarins is 'flying' a Harrier.

The Alabama crew that helped us with food, money and lighter knot to start a fire.

October 19, 2009

The girls enjoy the swing.

Setting up camp at Oak Hollow Farm.

October 20, 2009

Cheyenne is pretending to ride the tractor.

The girls are looking at a horse being groomed.

Jasmine on a rope swing. A feeling of freedom.

October 21, 2009

Mobile ahead!

A swimming turtle, from the bridge.

October 22, 2009

Our campsite on Escatawpa campground.

Robin posing in the motel room doorway.

October 23, 2009


Jasmine is thoroughly enjoying the horse back riding.

Cheyenne loves to ride by herself.

Cowboy Bill

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