On our way to Smithfield we ran into a couple, Jeff and Marilyn, who were from Orlando and cycling north. They left Labor day and were celebrating being "empty nesters".
When we got into Smithfield, which is the ham capital of the world, we saw lots of meat packing plants and it smelled horrible. We pedaled fast. Smithfield is a nice little town and we have a great hotel room. We head to Va. Beach tomorrow to see Jim's brother. The weather is iffy, strong head winds are forecast. We are also keeping an eye on Karen and hoping we won't get wet.