|Cool early 730 start. Straight up FL 325 to the Hawthorne trail - can’t believe the GPS took us on those dreadful sand backroads getting to Cross Creek. Saw plenty of deer. Retraced our ride back to Melrose then went north. All ok on ride except for dreadful 15 mph headwinds virtually the whole day. Rode through Penney Farms which was started by JC Penney as a retirement community in the 1930s. Staying in a beautiful guesthouse in Green Cove Springs - our only lodging choice but well worth it. Will get some photos of the area tomorrow before heading back to Jacksonville.