Day 28 - Silsbee to Cleveland - Two Far 2021 - Sooo... Far - CycleBlaze

May 6, 2021

Day 28 - Silsbee to Cleveland

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It was a long ride today.  We didn't have any problems, the roads and weather were good, it was just long.

While we were getting ready to leave, the executive manager of the motel was making her rounds and checking everything out.

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Leaving Silsbee, we passed the Hardin County Courthouse.  It was a very attractive building.

Hardin County Courthouse, built in 1959.
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I don't talk much about our meals because we're usually ones who just eat whatever is convenient.  This morning, though, we had the best breakfast of the trip so far.   Our motel last night had nothing for breakfast, so we had just had a little food in our room.  By the time we got to Kountze, 13 miles into our ride, we were hungry.  We stopped in a convenience store called Crawdad's, which had a deli called Moz Grill.  We had a simple bacon and eggs with hashbrowns and biscuit breakfast, but every bite of it was delicious.  Of course, it was all made better by the friendly staff and other patrons.

P. R., the owner and Cindy, who runs the restaurant. This woman knows how to cook bacon and eggs! Thanks for a great breakfast, Cindy.
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We had mostly good roads today - just a few rough spots.

Piney woods of east Texas
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Roadside flower for today - bright red blossoms on a stalk.

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Bill ShaneyfeltIndian paintbrush also called Texas paintbrush.

http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/oro/castilleja_indivisa.htm
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Bill ShaneyfeltThanks, Bill. I've heard of Indian paintbrush, but never knew what it looked like.
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This is just so John and Aline can see where we were today.
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Curt & Helene ReedLong way from N.Y.!
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Texas pasture view - there some cows out there under the trees.

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Here are some different farm animals - this is a goat farm.  They were out running around.  Would you say "free range goats"?

Goats at play
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I looked up Boer goats. I think they are raised for meat.
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Shortly before we reached Cleveland, we crossed the Trinity River.  The Trinity River is 423 miles long, from extreme north Texas to the Gulf of Mexico.  It has a history of devastating floods at Dallas.

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We will bike to Huntsville tomorrow and then have a rest day.  Only 44 miles tomorrow sounds good!

Today's ride: 66 miles (106 km)
Total: 1,251 miles (2,013 km)

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