Date: 04 Feb 2018 09:55PM EST
Location: Camping near mile 622.3
Today's Miles: 11
Total Miles: 622.3
Woke up to the sound of rain on a tin roof. Such a great sound, to be in a shelter and hear it raining. Much better than being in a tent, tear down is a bit of a logistical pain when you're inside a tent which is keeping you dry, and you need to tear it down and put it in the bottom of your pack.
No rush to get out, half day today. Packed up slowly, sat and ate my breakfast as the rain tapered off. Used the facilities, grabbed some water, off I went.
Hiking went quick. Few miles on road, rest of the morning was spent hiking along the Suwannee River. Flood warnings in the news the past couple of days, but the water levels were fine. Next few days are going to be spent walking along this river, I hear it is pretty fantastic.
Arrived in the town of White Springs around noon. It started raining pretty hard so I ducked into the local eatery and ordered some fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and sweet tea.
After lunch I walked down to the bed and breakfast I arranged to hold my packages a few days prior. Proprietor our of town but offered me a room anyway, which was awesome of her.
Took a quick shower and walked down to the Dollar General to resupply. Most robust dollar store I've ever seen. Had a refrigerated section, a freezer section, home goods, even some wine and spirits. Like a mini super Walmart up in there.
Grabbed trail food for the next few days as well as some frozen pizzas for dinner and some cans of soup for breakfast tomorrow.
Walked back to the B&B, fired up the oven, cooked the pizzas, and locked myself in my room for the rest of the evening. Ate pizza, watched Netflix, evening successful.
Since I have the whole place to myself I explored a bit and found a nice cast iron bathtub. Filled it up, poured in some bath salts, relaxed the muscles and joints in some nice hot water.
One package hasn't arrived yet, going to have to wait it out tomorrow. I'm told the mail arrives pretty early, before noon at least, so there won't be a rush in the morning to get out of town.