Monday, August 23, 2010
State number 8!!
We are in Pennsylvania! On Sunday morning we boarded a PATH train (bikes and all!)from the World Trade Center area over the river into New Jersey, Newark to be exact.
I snapped this picture of Joel, but it didn't come out so well due to the glare off of our reflectors which ended up being a good thing because now we know what cars with headlights might see as they approach us! Anyway, the ride through Newark and environs was uneventful...we did get to pedal through the Rutgers campus, though, which was cool. The day was quite humid and overcast, and we did get some rain, but nothing to worry about. We met back up with Mom and Dad in North Brunswick and had a needed reorganization day with clothes and and gear and paperwork. They are heading back home to Rome for a bit so we are on our own until their return...during that time, though, we visit with Joel's cousin Jill and her family and our friend Scott in DC. Can't wait:)
Today's ride from North Brunswick to the Trenton area (we actually kept cycling and ended up across the Delaware River in Langhorne, PA) was very pleasant. There were no hills (!) and we were on two very nice trails for several miles. As we approached the very end of our journey with our hotel in sight we were passed by a woman in a car with a flat front tire. Joel's immediate reaction was "we need to help her" and as she pulled over into a parking lot up the road we followed her in and Joel changed her tire. She was delightful and so appreciative. When she heard the story of our journey she invited us to her home not far away to meet her husband and share a glass of wine. Of course we accepted! What a wonderful evening:) Harold and Helene Koslow are a very special, warm and generous couple. We loved learning about their kids and grand kids, and I know they enjoyed meeting us as well.
Tomorrow we journey down to Philadelphia, our old stomping grounds. Can't wait!