Category Southeast Spring Swing 2017

South East Spring Swing, Tallahassee, Part Three

March 31 – April 6 For our final day in Tallahassee we again opted to just be tourists, particularly as we’d received numerous recommendations to visit Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, often just referred to as Wakulla Springs. Set inside the State Park, the spring is one of the largest in the world, discharging […]

South East Spring Swing, Tallahassee, Part Two

March 31 – April 3 It rained hard all night but our year-old Marmot Limestone 6P handled the moisture effectively, without any leaks and little condensation inside.  The biggest issue in staying dry inside a tent, outside of the obvious leaks, is condensation.  A completely waterproof tent prevents water from entering, but can also keep […]

South East Spring Swing, Tallahassee, Part One

  March 31 – April 3 With rain forecast for the morning we again awoke early, broke camp quickly, and stopped for breakfast after getting on the road. The nearest option was a place we stop at infrequently but enjoy each time we do which is the Cracker Barrel chain. We’ve eaten with these folks […]

South East Spring Swing, Mobile Part Two

March 27-30 Our plan for this trip had been to try and get a number of bike rides in after we left New Orleans, both Mobile and our next destination, Tallahassee, offering numerous possibilities.  But with the cold/allergy thing I had going riding was out and so we drove into Mobile to take the walking […]

South East Spring Swing, Mobile Part One

March 27-30 It began to rain pretty hard Sunday morning making the ride out to the airport to drop Lyndsay off a challenge with foggy conditions severe enough that staying in the lane was difficult.  We returned to the house to finish cleaning up, run a load of laundry (we’d forgotten to turn on the […]

South East Spring Swing, New Orleans #4

March 24-26 The planned activity for our last day in town would be a guided walking tour of the French Quarter and then a lazy crawl through the lower quarter and a visit to Frenchmen Street. First up though we devoured an excellent egg scramble Lyndsay put together using the remnants of her Dream Burger […]

South East Spring Swing, New Orleans #3

  March 24-26 After a day of staying indoors with a heavy dose of museum, we decided to dial back our ambition on Friday and take advantage of a beautiful day weather wise with a first stop at Lafayette Cemetery #1.  Located in the heart of the Garden District, it is the oldest of the […]

South East Spring Swing, New Orleans #2

March 24-26 We broke camp Thursday morning, beating an incoming rain storm with just enough time to pack our equipment dry, then sat in the car to read and get caught up on email.  At the appointed time we checked out of the KOA and drove to the French Quarter to pick up Lyndsay and […]

South East Spring Swing, New Orleans #1

  March 19-23 Rain had greeted us upon our arrival in New Orleans but departed by early Sunday morning leaving us with a clear, but cold start to the day. We had hoped to get a bike ride in before I left for the Marriott at the French Quarter and the start of the conference, […]

South East Spring Swing, Corpus Christi #2

March 16-18 Knowing that we would need to get an early start the next day for the long drive to New Orleans (made longer due to the closure of the I-10), we slept in and dawdled Friday morning.  Once we got ready to move out we bandied about several options and decided to make it […]