I had forgotten this road.
Like many roads in Florida it is straight, unlike many roads in Florida this one cuts through hilly terrain. It's not very high, it's peak is only 254 feet above see level making it one of the highest points in Florida.
|From the E2E rally 2014|
Over the last few days I've been driving this road, running between my home in Zephyrhills to the hospital in Dade City. It's a short run, only 11 miles (17.7 KM) but it feels good to look off to the side and see farmland stretched before me, or two horses galloping about. A lone plant with golden flowers growing in a otherwise empty field.
I love how I crest a hill and look out over acres of land, how old to realize that yes; your looking at acres of land when you only a few hundred feet above the plains.
I wish I had a camera, other than my phone's, and I vow that in the coming months that is going to be my goal. To stop and take more pictures of what catches my eye. To capture moments before they flutter away.
|Statue in Plant City.|
So for now I will be thankful for those moments, those little joyful moments of cows bellowing, of horses leaning on fences and playful light off of the many lakes in Florida.
**EDIT** I was originally not going into the reason into the trip to the hospital, but since the lovely Susan posted about it on her Facebook page: I feel I can mention it here. Susan has a variety of medical issues including but not limited to high blood pressure and diabetes (type 2). Recently we learned that her knee would have to be replaced and she was placed on another medication. Long story short the meds interacted in such a way as to have her collapse in our driveway. She ended up in the hospital and was there till Wednesday morning.
I did not ride the bike back and forth but took the car due to a persistent cough.