Yesterday, Julie, Parker and I went to lunch at El Siboney… chicken soup and cuban bread for all. On our way home from lunch, I saw a cyclist who had obviously been touring. Another opportunity to welcome a cyclist to the Conch Republic!
Regina Krinke and her dog Krumel began touring the USA in June 2009, jumping off from Doylestown, Pa. During this time, they have crossed the country via bicycle. Regina is towing a trailer loaded with camping gear and all they need for one year in the Ortlieb panniers.
The route began in Doylestown, Pa. From there up north along the Delaware River, across NY State and up to Niagara Falls. Via Canada, Michigan and Lake Michigan they went west along the US/Canadian border. By fall they reached the Pacific Coast. From here, an eventual turn east along the southern tier visiting the Grand Canyon, Texas, New Orleans and now Florida.
Regina arrived in Key West, Fl yesterday after purchasing a ticket on the Key West Express out of Fort Myers, Fl. Now that she has reached the Southernmost Point in the Continental United States, it is time for the return trip to Doylestown, Pa. Starting in Key West, Fl., on Tuesday Regina and Krumel will travel along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail and Florida’s only “All American Road”, stopping in Key Largo, Fl for a night or two and then continue north along the Atlantic Coast.
Today Regina plans to explore Key West. She and Krumel plan to visit the Hemingway House, Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum and take a tour on the Conch Tour Train. I am hoping to ride with her a little today and stop by some of my favorite sites and introduce her to several other cycling enthusiasts. I love being an unofficial Ambassador to my hometown! I wish her continued success during her “Tour of a lifetime”.