409 ft (elevation gain)
1,705.8 total miles
Silsbee -> DeRidder
WAHOOO!!! Today we said bye bye to Texas and hello to Louisiana!! After 3 weeks and 3 days we are finally out of Texas, hahah, I thought we might never leave. I’m so happy to be out of our fourth state and into our fifth, I can’t beileve we’ve made it this far and are still going strong. Today we started the day fairly late at around ten, when we woke up this morning at seven it was about 27 degrees outside so we wanted it to warm up a bit. When we left the temp had risen to the mid thirties which was a lot nicer to ride in. It wasn’t too cold out I only had to wear two layers. Once it was warm enough we head out on the ride and mom went on a three hour Walmart trip (she really pulled the short stick). The ride started on highway 96, where we rode for about 30 miles. These 30 miles were really easy but really really boring, the road was super flat, super straight and seemed like we were on a stationary bike. It was also super loud and we had a bit of a head wind so overall we weren’t having the best time on the highway. Once off the highway we got on a farm to market road that wasn’t much better than the highway. It was really busy and the shoulder was basically non existent so it was a little sketchy for us. Luckily after a couple of miles the road got quieter and we felt much safer. At around mile 40 mom caught up with us after her Walmart trip. We ate a quick lunch and warmed up from being in the cold. We then finished the last 28 miles. They continued to be on the flat straight roads and continued to be really boring. Except when we crossed into Louisiana, this was super exciting for all of us. The last ten mile were fairly easy but continued to be boring but there was a lot more to look at. Today was overall really good, we are continuing to have a ton of fun and are getting really excited for the rest of the trip.
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