How does it get so late so early?! 10:30 seems to come around sooner and sooner everyday…must be because it’s light until 830 and it throws me off. Today was a fantastic run!! 35 miles, beautiful weather, not too too hilly, and just a gorgeous part of the country to be running through. I am really loving Georgia’s small towns…bit by bit they remind me more and more of Charleston and pull me ever closer to my finish.
Today I ran through Covington, GA, and I had pretty much decided it was my favorite small town this side of the Mississippi, but then I arrived in Madison this evening, and what a beautiful town it is!! I just gave up and walked the last 2 miles because I was snapping photos every five feet. The last mile took me along a civil war trail, and I was wondering a bit how all these houses had survived the Civil War and Sherman’s March, and remained so intact, and then I read that Madison was the town that “Sherman refused to burn”… I don’t blame him. The houses are beautiful, the train still runs through here, the main square is lined with restaurants, outdoor cafes, bookstores and ice cream parlors. So picturesque and still booming. I am staying at Brady Inn, a wonderful B&B just 2 blocks off the square. A huge thank you to Karen for putting me up for the night : )
I am also thanking my lucky stars because last night Madison got hit by one of the tornadoes….thank goodness I wasn’t a day ahead of schedule or anything. It looks like the town has done a good job getting everything back in order again, and I pray that nobody got hurt.
Tomorrow I am on to Thomson, and the alarm also comes earlier and earlier every day, so that’s all for tonight. Thank you again to Irma and Alonso for hosting me last night : )