Wednesday April 30
The original plan had me landing in New Jersey at my sister's place for the night, but that was many miles an states away from Durham, NC. I have to stick to interstates if I'm going to make it there before my nephews' bedtime.
Spank, you ready to hold on tight? This is going to be a high speed day!
Headed north up 85 and got my Virginia welcome sign on a cool, shaded shoulder.
Stopped just shy of Richmond for a quick lunch and refueling.
Made it to DC by early afternoon.
I decided that if I was this close to national monuments, I might as well take the time to stop and get some proper pictures with my bike.
After struggling with tourists on foot, in cars, and in caravans of busses I hit the highway to head north again. DC doesn't feel the need to put up signs, so I guess nobody is welcome here.
Now I had to fight my way towards Baltimore with mass commuters trying to make it home for the night.
I'd made it into Maryland but without a Welcome sign letting me know when it happened.
And then there was Delaware. Tiny state, big sign.
Then more bridges.
Welcome to New Jersey!
It was the homestretch. I was in the state, all I needed to do was make it north to Hackettstown before it was pitch black.
I was losing the race with the sun.
Off the interstate and northbound on 206, all I wanted was a hug when I arrived.
I got more than a hug. I got to read him not one, but TWO bedtime stories!
North Carolina, Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey