Now the journey really begins
I left Scranton, PA this morning and am currently sitting outside a McDonald’s in Tunkhannock. Thanks to Jon and Suzanne for feeding me and letting me crash. As the title of this post says now it really begins. I don’t have plans to stay with anyone until Illinois, which is kinda far away. No more friends to feed me and give me a bed, just me and the open road. Its freaking me out a bit.
I’m not sure which I dislike more, rain or hills. Yesterday was my first rain free day which I celebrated by getting the wierdest sunburn ever. A farmers tan, if that farmer wore gloves all the time. And he wore short-shorts but also kept the sun on his left the entire day. Also a day filled with lots and lots of hills. Anyone who thinks the Poconos are nice obviously never biked there. I also learned that Scranton is in a valley. One I spent more than an hour trying to get out of this morning.
Should be fairly level for the rest of today however. [See below.] I’m taking Route 6 through PA and this part follows along a river. Still not sure where I’m camping tonight, so that should be interesting. That’s it for now, I hope to have more tales of misadventure soon.
Almost forgot, I took a video of riding in the rain which you can find here: Riding in the rain.
[Edit: The YouTube link should be working now. Also I was very wrong about it being flat. It wasn’t.]