Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Greatest Laundry Mat Ever!
BTW - Hello to Hugh and Stacey. I just learned to read the comments. You are welcome for mentioning you. If you would like to email a picture of you two biking, I would be glad to add it to that blog. Again great to meet you.
Beginning Day 6, Panama City, 9/30/08 - Mile 412
I woke up around 8:30 even after having an extra hour to work with since I passed through my first time zone. I have just a few things to accomplish today. Get my laundry done (I am out of clean clothes), find a place in Panama City Beach to stay (just 15 miles away), and enjoy the beach.
....so I walked into this laundry with my bicycle and the lady at the counter said sternly " uh uh, you can't bring that bike in here". I laughed and hope she would change her mind. She said, "I have been here 11 years, your bike will be safe." I respected her words immediately and parked outside. When I walked back in I told her, "you know if you would have said you were here only 10 years, I would have walked out and gone somewhere else".
So the Fresh Scent Coin Laundry turned out to be a great time for me. The folks inside helped me choose the right washing maching and one nice lady even donated some dryer sheets (letting me know the ones I had weren't sufficient for the job).
I made several friends, including Pastor Tommy. His church is on my way out of town. So I may be stopping by there on Wednesday night. He gave me a contact number in case I needed a lift anywhere. Nice to meet you Rev. Hope to see you again.
Hey Pastor Tommy... look what I found. Just as you described with the flags and all...