20 Apr 2014 – DC-MD-DE-PA-NJ-NY-CT-MA
Fri: 3hrs drive from DC to PHL/PN. Late start to arrive around 1500hrs to shop at Target. Linn&Jeff & family/5kids is caught up with Gabe&Jen & family/6kids. Good to see Gabe again and the last time we crossed paths must have been in Linn&Jeff’s wedding.
May, Bjørn, Olai and I spent the night at Hilton. Thank you to the Bouches for offering us a place to stay in their lovely house, but we thought that they have enough on their hands with 11kids. Food at the Hilton was good and there was smoked salmon for the breakfast buffet.
Sat: Linn & family at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell with long lines, according to Jeff! May did some shopping at Saks (across the road from Hilton) when it opened at 10.000hrs and we continued our drive by 1030hrs without sight-seeing in PHL/PN. Would take app 5+rs drive from PHL/PN to BOS/MA
We drove on by-passing NYC /NY and BDL/CT, stopping by Cabela’s (outfitter’ Store) to do some shopping. Olai enjoyed climbing on the tractors. That smile is worth all the driving and stopping 🙂
Arriving into BOS/MA before this lovely sunset. Linn & family did not get in until after dark pass 2000hrs. They had experienced heavy traffic thru’ NY. Cindy arrived by air after 2100hrs.
It is rather strange to drive thru’ many of these states that the AT Thru’ hike crossed. App 16hrs drive, 3 overnight stays, we drove thru’ SC-NC-VA-DC-MD-DE-PA-NY-NJ-CT-MA. Minus SC and DC but including TN took me app 80days to hike those states on the AT.
And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me ― Suzanne Collins