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08/20  Let's hike Florida!
08/24  Welcome to the Conch Republic!
08/24  Goodbye, Key West
08/25  Live and learn
08/26  Wade to breakfast
08/26  The dogs are barking.
08/27  Ba-HE-ah
08/28  Stealth Camping II
08/29  Who let the hogs out?
08/30  Walk a hundred miles in my shoes
08/31  Goodbye, Keys
09/02  I AM the minority
09/03  Easy come, easy go
09/04  So what is an aquacate?
09/05  Almost there
09/06  Wisdom or Cowardice?
09/07  The smell that protects
09/08  The Florida Trail!
09/10  Radio Resurrection
09/10  To the Horizon and Beyond!
09/11  Day on the Dikes
09/12  Hat Number Three
09/13  Just another day.
09/14  The Everglades
09/14  Good day for critters
09/15  Camping With Cows
09/16  The sounds of airboats in the night.
09/17  The grass really IS greener on the other side.
09/18  Some Math
09/19  Four days until Christmas!
09/20  Hard day, mentally.
09/21  Plan B
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I AM the minority

2005-09-02

Florida CityI arrived in Florida City yesterday. I spent the night at the Fairway Inn. It was on the edge of town where I assume all the tourists stop while en route to Key West. The 10 mile walk into town was fine if you're into dump trucks. There was a constant stream of them on that little road.

This morning, I hiked North all of a mile to another motel in a much more colorful part of town. I normally would have kept moving down the road, except that this motel is very near the Post Office and the Library. (The Post Office so I can send more non-essentials home, and the Library so I could try getting pictures off my camera.)

Along the way, I stopped at Wal-Mart to load up on supplies for the next leg of the journey. These included a bed sheet to replace my sleeping bag (because it's that warm down here) and an oversized dress shirt that will be treated with permethrin, a very lethal and long-lasting insect repellent.

The closest thing I've seen to another WASP since entering the Homestead area was a family in Wal-Mart, who, judging by the little boy's ability to pronounce "space" as a three-syllable word, must be from Georgia or Kentucky. Anyway, it's something I'm not used to. But I assume it's a healthy thing.

Speaking of healthy, my legs and feet could probably use a good week of down time to toughen themselves up. I'm thinking of giving them until Sunday.

When I leave here, I'll have 50 more miles of mind-numbing road walking. Then the real fun starts.

 
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