Day 170 + 3

I want to thank my friends, old and new, for your caring support, for cheering me on, for your thoughtful comments, and for continuing to worry about me during the 170 days of my journey. This includes my friends and relatives, and classmates from Wantagh High School, Boston University, UC Berkeley, and CSU East Bay, […]

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Day 170 + 2

Life is indeed different in First Class. Roger and I ate an early breakfast and we were out of the house at 7 am. He and his family own real estate developments and properties in New Jersey, and we visited them on the way to Newark airport, all the while trading stories. There’s something special […]

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Day 170 + 1

All day I thought about the strange emptiness I’m feeling. Some possible reasons: I no longer have to wonder where I’ll be sleeping tonight. (In a motel? A pasture? Behind a mound of asphalt? In someone’s backyard?) I don’t have to worry about drinking water, and certainly don’t have to carry a gallon in my […]

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Day 170

As promised, Roger picked me up at 7:30 am, and we headed off to IHOP for Swedish pancakes. Then we drove to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I walked the last few miles into the iconic beach town and down to the boardwalk, where I took off my shoes and socks, waded in, and… Poof!  My journey […]

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Day 169

My attempt to attend Shabbat services at a local congregation this morning fizzled when I discovered too late that their online schedule was inaccurate. So instead I walked five miles through “Old Salisbury” and beyond, had an early lunch, and checked into the motel where I’ll be spending my final night in Maryland. Tomorrow morning I’m […]

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Day 168

Rain. Wind. Gray skies. I’ve seen worse of each, but I am near the end. This morning’s meal was epic. I counted eight varieties of fresh fruit, and five different vegetables accompanied my eggs and English muffins. I complimented Elise on the striking color contrasts in the food presentation, but she waved it off, alluding […]

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Day 167

  Hot and humid describes the walk to Vienna, Maryland. But otherwise, it was uneventful (e.g., no flashing lights). My clothes, backpack, and I are all drenched with sweat. The Tavern House Bed and Breakfast is a charming house on River Road in the colonial town of Vienna. Located on the Nanticoke River, the town […]

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Day 166

Each morning I head out on my journey hoping for no drama. I should know better. The drama finds me. The Choptank River is a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula, running for 71 miles. In 1985 the Markus Bridge over the Choptank replaced the Harrington Bridge. […]

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Day 165

After breakfast this morning, I wrapped up the outer three toes of my right foot with blue Leukotape K, put on two pairs of socks and my slides, grabbed my backpack, and out the door I went. No rain today (good), but it was mostly cloudy (very good), and for long stretches at a time […]

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Day 164

Although it was a humid day today, and hot (in the high 90°s), I didn’t mind. I wasn’t walking. In fact, I spent most of the day in air conditioned comfort. First, Marna and I walked to the Silver Spring Metro Station and talked until I got off at Union Station. (She continued to a […]

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