Exhaustion is taking over my body as I sit in the kitchen of Hans’ house. Steve and I just enjoyed a plate of cooked vegetables and tofu. We have traveled approx. 120 miles since the start of our trip. The weight of our bikes is nearing 100 pounds. This causes us to travel at a much slower pace than we would like. With that being said, we are happy with our distance.
Hans is a tall man. He stands at 6’6” with blonde hair that surpasses his shoulders. At 24 years old, he has a kind face. This gentle giant is allowing Steve and I to stay the night in his home in New Haven Connecticut: the 4th most dangerous city in America ranked by the FBI.
As I scoop another handful of goldfish, a wave of physical and mental exhaustion rams into me. (Please excuse the brevity of this post…things will change as we progress and my posts will be filled with more detail.)
Let me sum up the day:
1) Woke up after hardly any sleep because the tent was on bumpy frozen ground and toes were numb. It had rained most of the night and everything was soaked. lesson learned: don’t leave shoes where rain can access them…DUH. We had been visited in the night by Deer!
2) Breakfast at Dunkin Donuts/uploaded pictures and charged phones.
5) Beautiful houses & farms
6) Rams (male sheep)
7) Bananas and PB & J
9) New Haven!
10) HANS’ HOUSE
As always…GOD BLESS!
Taylor Mason Thibodeau
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