Saturday, April 21, 2012
We shoved off pedaling easily out of Tallahassee on a great bike trail, especially after packing in the calories at Waffle House, home to the All Star Breakfast. We knew we were racing a line of severe thunderstorms to a KOA camp, sorry, Kamp, about 50 miles. Well, we basically beat the storms. And just after we got under a shelter, a line of lightning/thunder came rolling in, with a bolt striking a medium-sized tree about 50' away. We saw the bolt hit the tree, then send splinters of wood out, while we huddled in "lightning-safety" position. We both agreed it was our closest encounter with a lightning strike.