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Flies harassed me for over 5 hours today. No let-up.

I left the motel at 5:40 am and had planned on staying at a B&B in Lawrenceville, but they had no vacancy. I called another place and tried to make a reservation, but they didn’t pick up the phone.

So when I saw a sign for Red Hills State Park, I followed Yogi Berra’s advice and took the fork in the road.

I’m now camped by a lake, waiting for the sun to pass over and for the day to cool off. At least in my tent I’m protected from the flies—that was miserable, and I know they’ll continue to be a nuisance.

I have another long walk to Vincennes, Indiana tomorrow.

16 miles today. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

@ Sumner, Illinois

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