“A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.”
— Mark Twain, 1835-1910
With your forbearance, here are a few more snapshots culled from the images posted by fellow riders since completion of our cross-country bike ride on Nov. 21.
They include one of myself with a “silly, foolish smile,” a curious lizard, Kami’s graceful finish to the ride in St. Augustine and son Matt with a bottle of medicinal champagne.
I’ve also included one of a meteorologist on the Weather Channel tracking Hurricane Ida.
We all became intensely interested in the Weather Channel as we passed through southern Mississippi and Alabama because of a late-season storm called Ida brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. We took shelter at a Days Inn in Mobile, Ala. Ida, at first a Category-2 hurricane, was downgraded to a tropical storm as she sloshed through Mobile Bay in the early hours of Nov. 10 as we lay asleep in the warm, dry motel.