Day 9. Camp Lejeune NC to Bridgeton NC. 54.7 miles

Small log cabin with bike sitting out front on gravel with trees surrounding. Flowers in planter and wooden picnic table

   Today was a planned short day due to the distance after Bridgeton to the next lodging.  So I took advantage of the short ride and great Camp Lejeune accommodations.  I slept until 7:30, took my time, did the blog, ate some breakfast and was on the road at 10:10.  Of course it was another almost 5 miles to bike off the base and I rejoined the route after 10 miles of riding.  So my journey through the base for  outstanding accommodations only added about 4 miles to my route.  The days ride was in the country side the whole day.  I was riding by tobacco, cotton and peanut fields.  I had a late 1:00 lunch and took my time to get to the New Bern bridge over the Neuse River.  The bridge had a wide shoulder littered with a lot of stuff, and the way the bridge was grooved and sides made it very noisy.  A couple of miles after the bridge I arrived at a very nice KOA campground, with a cabin.  There was no food available near the KOA so I stopped at a local dinner and took a Pork chop and grilled cheese sandwich, got soda, cookies and ice cream at the camp store for a fabulous dinner in my cabin.  It’s bring your own bedding (sleeping bag), has a TV, refrigerator and AC with shower next door. Fabulous.

Skyped our grand daughter for her birthday  tonight.  Only 2 more days of riding to see  son Aaron for the weekend!  This is my cabin!

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