State 25 – Florida


We started this 3 day weekend with a long drive on 2/14, Valentine’s Day. Lucky for me, Danelle and I don’t celebrate this made up holiday! Instead, Corvin and I headed out. We knew we wouldn’t make it to Florida this night, but we needed to get as far as possible. The goal was that we would get there by 11am the next day to ride. Longer driving today, meant we could sleep in a bit on Saturday.

One interesting side note, Corvin loves to stop at Taco Bell and order the most expensive tacos that he can…

It didn’t take long Saturday morning to finally make it to the Florida border. The state sign was right at the border and hard to get to. Corvin saw another sign saying not to stop, but to go to the welcome center down the road. I don’t think the welcome center’s sign was nearly as good, but we try to follow the rules!

Here we are in Florida officially.

In case you were not sure, Florida wants you to know that the Blue Angels are from there…

I managed to only grab 1 photo during our ride. Its something we go back and forth on remembering to do. In the background, Corvin is pointing at a large smoke cloud. It was there several hours later as we drove to our next destination. I couldn’t find any reference to it, but it didn’t seem good based on the size!

We had lunch on a beachfront restaurant outside and it was a bit warm, fantastic for February. Corvin now knows that he likes yellow tail tuna…

After lunch, we visited the beach that we looked at during lunch before heading out!

I always end up digging if I go to the beach.

Corvin’s Journal Entry

Our Strava Entry.

Our map of completed states.

Note, if you’re looking closely, Strava shows 414 feet of elevation gain. There is no way we had that much. We decided on 42 feet as close enough.

Total Trip Miles:  142.05
Total Moving Time: 27h 27m
Total Elevation Gained: 4112 feet
Total Hogan UPD: 14
Total Corvin UPD: 9

Hogan Haake