-My favorite can driver picked up my Zpack sleeping bag from the post office and drove it to me.
-Received encouraging honks from a fire truck, a city bus, and several motorists.
-Covered 15 miles today.
-Great sleep at a motel.
-Walked on a highway and exited off the ramp, kinda cool.
-Set great pace today, hopefully will cover double tomorrow.
-Reached hotel in enough time to get the last room (where I'm writing this -- why do I have two beds?).
-Negotiated a better price with the hotel concierge. I will try this more often.
-NOTE TO SELF: Girls in that SUV... just kidding.
-Discovered I don't like going downhill with pack on my back.
-Both campsites I wanted to stay at were closed.
-Shoulders, lower back, toes, upper back, and calves are all sore.
-Need to lose more pack weight. All the weight I trimmed was gained back with the addition of the sleeping bag.
-To exhausted take pictures, I have to somehow work it into my walks.
New Jersey is actually pretty nice! I take back half the bad things I've said about it -- I still haven't reached their bear country. Tomorrow should be an excellent day! Now to take a nice warm bath! Peace!