This one was to Steffens Diner in Kingsland, Georgia. We had been there before and had good service and food, so it was an easy choice.
We met up at our usual place, Bojangles on Southside Boulevard. There were nine of us riding together and we went north, over the Dames Point Bridge to Hecksher Drive. From there we went past the ferry dock onto A1A north to Amelia Island.
The only bad part of the ride is on 200 from the Intracoastal Waterway to US 17 where we headed north, across the Florida Georgia line to Kingsland.
It was busy, but we were seated in less than ten minutes. My food was great, breaking from my recent good eating habits to have a chicken fried steak with two eggs over hard. There was gravy too. I left happy.
But I left in the beginnings of a great rainstorm. Everyone knew the way home, so I headed out first and alone. It wasn't one mile before the rains came, and they came heavy. I could barely see where I was going as I approached the little blue bridge that crosses the St. Marys River. I had to lift by sunvisor so I could see. My glasses were all wet and foggy too, but I could tell where I was going well enough to continue. Jim caught me in Yulee and we rode together for a while until I got tired of stinging my face on fast roads and turned off on Duval Road, taking back roads the remaining twenty miles home.
I got home drenched but satisfied that I was out riding.
Photos courtesy of Russ Dixon.
Heading out from Bojangles
Turning onto Southside Boulevard
On A1A about to cross the Fort George Inlet.
Winds were heavy on the bridges.
On A1A on Big Talbot Island
A1A on Amelia Island
Through the Canopy Road on Amelia Island.
Suiting up for the wet ride home
The gang stopping because of the rain.
I had gone ahead and rode through it without stopping