Day 28 – Eufaula to Perry

Day 28 – only 2 days to go Whooppee!!  Today takes us into our last state – Georgia. From here it is just a case of crossing the state until we hit the Atlantic.

Early on in the day (i.e. after 4 miles) we crossed into Georgia. As we never saw an Alabama state line when we entered, we took a picture as we left!

Alabama state line - as we leave the state!

Alabama State line - leaving!

Georgia State line (across the road from the Alabama line!)

Georgia State line (across the road from the Alabama line!)

Once into Georgia, we rode through gently undulating countryside trying to enjoy the fact that at least it wasn’t raining – for now!

Puncture No.4 - my last of the trip

Puncture No.4 - my last of the trip

Continuing along the road we passed the turn off to Plains – the home of Ex President Jimmy Carter. The scenery however remained resolutely unchanged – lots of trees and very little to see.

Road and Forest - most of Alabama and Georgia were like this

Road and Forest - most of Alabama and Georgia were like this

Just before lunchtime whilst riding along with Walt I spied something out of the corner of my eye in the undergrowth. I hit the brakes and turned around to go investigate. I had found a real LIVE armadilo – the first one I or anybody else had seen despite seeing literally hundreds of them as roadkill. It was only a young one as it was quite small – but it was alive!

A real live armadilo!

A real live armadilo!

Whilst we stood there and took a photo it was seemingly oblivious to us – no wonder they get killed so often! At lunch I announced that I had seen one and everybody said no – I just found a dead one and propped it up! That was the level of expectation after so much roadkill.

The rest of the day passed without any excitement and we rode into Perry after 113 miles and 4100ft of climbing.

Stats for the day:-

Distance: 113 miles

Climbing: 4100ft

Temps: High 80’s, humid some rain.

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