Travelling through America, one notices that even small towns all have churches, banks, and mortuaries. Generally the churches are grand, the banks stately, and the mortuaries dignified. In poor areas, this continues to hold true. Homes, schools, public buildings may be decrepit, but these other edifices seem unaffected. It must be a reflection of our values. Not intending to demean these institutions, but surely our youth, infrastructure, and living conditions deserve more merit.
Today I was favored with benign winds, clear skies, good roads, and a short 40 mile ride. What a difference from yesterday's wet, harrowing marathon. Cruising through St. Augustine, I had to search for a half an hour to find some beach to dip my front tire. And so, the deed is done. Tomorrow, I will see St. Augustine and compose an epilogue.