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Although Jekyll Island was not a planned stop, we are very pleased that we did. After 5 long days of riding, we took a rest day and took full advantage of it by relaxing and sightseeing this beautiful island. Jekyll Island has some very interesting history, so if you ever get a chance to visit, do it! 
KOA Campground, GeorgiaAfter a late morning start, getting our webpage fixed, eating some gigantic Belgium waffles, and riding against headwind all day we have arrived at Jekyll Island!
This morning we woke up to raindrops drumming on our tent. Needless to say, we took our time to crawl out of our bags until the drumming calmed down. Sam and Bobbi decided they were going to head back home this morning and started packing their camp. We on the other hand decided to wait until our tent and tarp (which was supposed to keep our tent dry) would
Our plan was to get going early. However, the hour time change is messing with us a little so we do not even wake up until 7:30.  We walk to the grocer near Jenni’s to pick up supplies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, boil some eggs for breakfast and to take along, and start packing up. As we try to secure our bags on the bikes, we notice Petra has a flat tire, and Bobby has a
Saturday morning comes quickly, after a day of packing and a night of little sleep and anticipation. We get up early, move our bed into the backroom, eat a good breakfast, get on our bikes and pedal toward the Suncoast Trail. On the way there Jessica, our daughter, and our friend Maria join us on their bikes to ride along. As we get to the Trailhead we are greeted by a big group of friends, who are waiting on us to wave us goodbye or to ride along with us for a while. It was very humbling seeing so many friends show up to wish us farewell!

Rolling Out     Twas the night before rolling, right out of their home, Two cyclists are nervous, getting cold-feet-syndrome.

     Their panniers are hanging on the bikes with great care, And hope all their essentials are packed neatly in there.

[caption id="attachment_4701" align="alignleft" width="150"]Getting it together Getting it together[/caption] Here we are, a month to go before rolling out of the garage and into the world.  We have written multiple lists on what to get done, clothes and rain gear we need, extra bike parts to take, camping gear to pack, and what ever else we thought are essential things to take on a world tour.  We have checked and rechecked our packing list and are ready to practice packing our bikes.  As we spread all of our gear, clothes, and spare parts out in the room, we are starting to have some doubts whether it is all going to fit into our panniers.  Things just seem to be coming out of the woodwork
Where are you going?
[caption id="attachment_4601" align="alignright" width="150"]Lot of places to explore on the map Lot of places to explore on the map[/caption] We will roll out of our garage right here in Florida to head north into Canada, then head to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South East Asia, Australia, .., ……..the world is our limit!
[caption id="attachment_4515" align="alignleft" width="150"]Presta valve with spacer Presta valve with spacer[/caption] This is our first attempt with creating a "How to …" type video and believe it or not, creating a video like this is a little harder to do than you might expect.  The ending is a little out of focus and unfortunately we did not realize this until the editing started. So please watch and find out How to modify your wheel to accept both Schrader and Presta Valves. We hope you find this helpful.
Lunch break conversation at work
 "So where all are you guys planning to go??"

“well…, you see we'll be rolling right out of our house and then heading north, to Gainsville to say our goodbyes to Jenni, then to Tennessee to visit family, then maybe to D.C. or straight up to Amish-Country, head to Niagra Falls, then to Canada,