September Adventures

Since my last post, we’ve been busy riding mostly from our home base.

The second week in September found us in beautiful Americus, GA for three days of riding, eating and socializing – three of our very favorite things! During the Georgia Tandem Tour we were lucky enough to stay in the historic Windsor Hotel.

dscn3951-1The town of Americus seems to revolve around the Windsor and it keeps downtown vibrant.  The Windsor dates back to 1892, and it’s beautifully and perfectly preserved inside and out.

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stunning open lobby and atrium

If you ever get the chance to stay there, we highly recommend it.

Americus is real close to Plains, Ga – a very small town and the birthplace of our 39th President, Jimmy Carter.

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fun group enjoys sight-seeing in Plains
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Peanuts and Presidents!

We also visited  Andersonville, the notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. Seeing the National Prisoner of War museum is a moving experience, and worth a look.

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Earle and Laura Reynolds ride through the prisoner of war camp

The scenery features fields of peanuts, pecans and cotton.

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Pecan trees at Andersonville exit

At the end of September we celebrated Roger’s birthday with a  two-day self-supported ride from Hiram to Rome.

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At our starting point, the Hiram trailhead

It was about 50 miles each way in perfect weather.  Half on the Silver Comet Trail, and half climbing back and forth from Rockmart to Rome.

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about a mile to our hotel
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heading into downtown for lunch

We had a fun dinner at Bella Roma Italian.

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carbing up with Octoberfest beer and pasta

The round trip cab fare cost about the same thing as the dinner, but the experience was priceless!

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the last leg is 22 miles back on the Silver Comet
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Happy Birthday ice cream

Next month we’ll hit the road to attend our 19th consecutive Southern Tandem Rally in Tennessee, before we head west for some training and relaxing on the left coast.

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