Wen-Ling took me to a chiropractor friend of hers for a quick (free!) adjustment and back massage — what a great way to start the day! She then dropped me at the exact spot (thank you GPS!) at which David had picked me up yesterday and I was ready to begin.
But before recounting the entire day spent on Route 206, let me mention something that happened yesterday that I WISH I had been able to photograph — it just happened too fast. When David was driving me back to the manse after picking me up, we turned a corner and saw a man (who turned out to be the mayor of Frankford) driving slowly towards us with his left hand out the window holding the reigns of a horse that was walking beside the car. The explanation was simple — he owned the horse and it had gotten away and he was leading it home. But it certainly was a bizzare sight.
Here are a few scenes from today’s walk.
Has anyone ever visited any of the other towns in the Union named after the Marquis de Lafayette in 1824?
Pretty nice banks in Sussex Country:
More pumpkins waiting to be picked — just a small portion of this field:
First usage of my solar charger. I think it worked, but it got a little cloudy just after I deployed it:
I have a greater appreciation of the phrase “just ahead” now:
Passed lots of markets like this one:
YES! I reached Stokes State Forest! I’m stoked!
Near the end of the day I was walking past this shop:
when the man on the left of this picture (they are both Toms):
walked out the driveway onto the road and asked me if I was the guy who was walking to Toronto. I’m a celebrity! NOT. Last night David had arranged with Tom for me to stay in the parish house of his second church. Earlier in the day Tom had prepared it for me and was hanging out with his friend (the other) Tom, and proprietor of this lovely shop, when he spied me coming down the road. We had a nice chat and proprietor Tom let me have a free bottle of water. So many nice people!
It wasn’t long after that before I reached my destination:
I took a welcome shower, washed out some clothes and napped for a few minutes. Then I called greeter Tom and he and his wife Bonnie picked me up and took me to a fantastic Greek restaurant in Layton:
Tom has performed as a skater in Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice around the world and Bonnie is a show-dog trainer. What a great time of food and fellowship we had!
Tomorrow I hope to attend the church which is just a few buildings away, before setting out on my trek across the Delaware. I close with today’s enticing road picture:
Total for Day 4: 14.38 miles
Total so far: 61.70 miles
Total “in the bank”: 1.70 miles
Estimated remaining: 386 miles
Estimated date of arrival: 2013-11-07