DeFuniak to Marianna


We stopped at a local café for breakfast. We ordered our food and were served large helping of food. You would have thought they added to our size because we were bike riders but all the servings were huge.

The day was cool again but the rain had stopped. The road, Highway US 90, had a wide shoulder and were very smooth which makes for a good ride.

We continued to see more hurricane damage. There were tree clearing crews making way for the powerline repair crews. It is a major task.

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The city of Marianna was hit hard which had a huge effect on us as we rode through to the church where we were to spend the night,

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Once we arrived at Marianna we broke up into two groups to help people affected by the hurricane. The group I went with help clean tree and lawn damage. The gentleman we helped is a world war II veteran. We worked for over 3 hours and his yard was much improved and he was very appreciative. The piles of debris are as large as the footprint of a whole house and were 4 to 5 feet high.

The other crew helped at the church staging supplies for FEMA. It was amazing the logistics needed to serve the ones affected.

Once back to the church we got cleaned up and the church provide us with dinner and desert. The church also provided space for the FEMA rescue crews.

I was in bed around 7:30 since having ridden over a 60 miles and put in 3 hours of yard work, I was exhausted.


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