Luckily it stopped raining and I got a later start than I had hoped. I realized that my planned destination did not have any available motels so I sent a message to a guy in Vidalia on WarmShowers.org. He got right back to me and said he would be happy to have me - even at such short notice!
I then set out for a very long day on the bike. I was to go about 135 miles if I was going to make it the whole way. By 8 pm it was getting dark and my lights were failing to work properly. I called up Mac and asked if he would drive the 20 miles or so to get me as I was unable to see. He came with no hesitation and even brought me some homemade pizza for the ride back which was amazingly good - the best I had on the trip.
I told him a little about what I was doing and he disclosed to me some issues that a family member had with alcohol. Sadly, they were unable to find sobriety even with 17 attempts at treatments. He then told me about his experiences cycling which included over 150 century rides (100 mile) and also touring around the Southeast. He also rode with a friend of his who is blind, which was unbelievable!
The next morning he took me to breakfast and shared some more wisdom with me before I set out to Statesboro. I had only 50 miles to cover and was getting excited to get there! Dal Cannady who is a friend and reporter, interviewed me at the halfway point and got some great film of me riding into Statesboro. I had arrived!