Day 1: 4 states
The adventure has started! I had expected this moment to be me riding into the sunset, windows down, sun shining, music blasting! RAIN. LOTS OF RAIN!
I had to rearrange my car to put my bike inside, no one on the road could tell what an awesome adventurer I was...bummer. It was still like I was sneaking off and running away from home though. It's just I recognized EVERYTHING for the first 5 hours or so. I think I still might not understand fully that I am gone. It feels like just another weekend trip. Maybe tonight when I don't go home it will be different...
And then I drove off!
Pennsylvania, I love you, but you are old news. It took me hours to get through you and everything I always see. Then I saw the sign for state number two! Yes! But, it was Maryland. Maryland I lived in you too...old news. And then to West Virginia! Getting better, didn't live there, visited a couple weeks ago, but West Virginia was getting more adventurous. You know all the stories, west Virginians cousins, family wreaths...
I make jokes about West Virginia like the best of 'em, but really it is a breathtaking place. Even in all the rain and fog, those hills and the green...it's amazing. I even tried to take a picture of it, but as always, no justice was done. The sunset in wv last night was one of the greatest ones I've seen this year:
And thus marked my furthest driving experience west. The sun went down and the fog thickened and kentucky was cloaked in mystery. I spent 5 hours in kentucky without seeing a damn thing. Woo adventure! I got to Miguel's Pizza where climbers at the red river gorge come to hang up their harnesses for the night. 1:30am, and people doubted...
Slung my hammock on a tree, snuggled in for the night.
Here is what I woke up to:
The Mexican kid made me feel like I wa back in Reading... Hahaha
The adventure continues!