It is almost a week into my journey and I have already walked 175 miles. Yesterday I had quite a long day and did not find a place to stay until later in the evening. The mornings and evenings have been quite cold so far. The temperature hovers around 32 degrees during the day and below freezing in the morning and at night.
Today I decided to take a much needed day of rest. I’m staying in a motel near the intersection of Route 30 and Route 94 to enjoy a day of remaining still and doing a little laundry. In general, I feel great. However, I have developed some large blisters on my feet from walking so many miles each day. Some of the blisters are the size of a silver dollar! My feet are slightly swollen and at times burn and tingle with pain from the blisters. I’m hoping that by resting my feet today, they will have the opportunity to become refreshed.
Tomorrow I’ll be traveling north on Route 94 towards Carlisle. When I arrive in the next day or so, I will visit the old Carlisle Indian Industrial School; now home of the United States Army War College.
But for now, I shall take it easy and rest my eyes along with my feet. There are many miles of adventure ahead. My spirit is still strong and my heart, full of energy.