Monday, September 13, 2010

Quaker City to New York.

Day 23
480 miles.

I woke up happy. Really happy, I didn't get fucked with again for the rest of the night and I slept like a baby. I like setting up camp at night because when you wake up in the morning, it's like Christmas morning. It was foggy and nice. I passed the spot where I almost ran over the Quakers and realized it wasn't a church, but a 24 hour porn store!!!!!!!!!!! My mind was blown.
I crossed into West Virginia again and ate breakfast and brushed my teeth at Perkins. I crossed into Pennsylvania shortly after. It's a really pretty state. Some of the leaves were starting to change color.
I was planning on going to Centralia, PA later in the day. Basically a mine fire went out of control underneath the town in 1962. The town was evacuated and the fire still burns to this day. This website gives a nice description
It started to rain as soon as I got out of the Blue Mountain Tunnel. Not hard, but just enough to suck. It rained off and on throughout the state and I decided to skip Centralia and come back another day.
When I got near New Jersey I noticed that I would have to go over the Delaware River and it was a toll bridge, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get a good state sign photo. So I decided to ride south along the Delaware and cross at a small bridge. Well the sign was gone because of construction, dammit. I retraced my route and decided to try the big bridge. Thankfully I was able to stop and get a photo.
The second I got into Jersey everyone was going 90mph, it felt like LA, just in the rain and with shittier roads. I got onto the Garden State Parkway and it was gridlocked. No lane splitting allowed here, it sucked. I made it to my friend, Nick's house. The weather sucked, so I didn't shoot much, but it felt good to make it. We got some pizza.
I will be in New York and New Jersey until November. I am going to explore New England and hopefully Canada during this time. I also have more travel jobs to South America and Europe. So my return trip is being postponed until November.
It's been an amazing journey so far.

Bug Report:
1- not worth a photo. It rained all day.

Ohio morning.


Wet in New Jersey.

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