4/15/16 Met a friendly Honda rider at the hotel at breakfast and he suggested I travel south on 41 From Gainesville to Tampa. I did not want to travel the interstate so I headed out in search of route 41. It was a beautiful two lane road with little traffic but as I figured it was as straight as an arrow. A bit boring but lots of cute little towns to pass through, lots of farms and gas stations so all was good.
Got on I75 through Tampa and ran into more rain. Stopped at the rest area before the big Sunshine Skyway bridge in Tampa. I saw three bikes with TN plates and discovered they were from Oak Ridge TN and were on their way to Key West to camp for a week.
The rest of the day was spent riding to Cape Coral to visit with my sister and brother in-Law. I spend a couple of days with them and visited the Edison-Ford Museum in Fort Myers. The museum was really interesting and I did not know that Edison was so into Botany. I also had some Skyline Chili for dinner one night, that was a nice treat since I had not had any in quite some time. Had a great time visiting with the family.