We made it!

We made it!

On Key West, after visiting the Southernmost Point in the continental USA.

On Key West, after visiting the Southernmost Point in the continental USA.

We made it! 765 miles over 12 days, from Jacksonville to Key West and back to Miami. We rode through headwinds, tailwinds, sprinkles, downpours, horrendous traffic, open roads, dense cities, empty countrysides, brilliant sunshine, and dark night. We had to get off the bikes once to cry (fear and frustration) and once because we were laughing too hard to stay upright. We found out that we can ride harder and further than we imagined. We absolutely could not have accomplished this adventure without the help and support of these people:

Should every couple embark on a stress-filled, physically and emotionally demanding adventure for their honeymoon? Perhaps not, but it was the perfect way for us to celebrate our marriage. We learned to rely on each other in new ways and, surprisingly, only fought once (we were both exhausted after a 90-mile push through Miami).

Check back over the next few days for detailed day-by-day reports of the entire trip!