It is Friday morning around 10:30 and we are leaving Athens Ohio. We will be entering West Virginia in 30 miles with about 400 miles to go to the finish.
It looks like we will have a strong day today, a good night and strong finish on Saturday. We have total confidence in Paul. His legs are strong, and he is dealing well with the head-neck issues. Now it is really just a matter of staying awake and we are continuing to deal with the heat intense heat and humidity. We have had a number of days in a row of this hot stuff.
Last night, we had some heavy rain that Paul had to deal with. That forced us to pull off for a while when the lighting was too close. As soon as it was safe Paul was back on the road.
Wow, Paul is such a trooper, still never a compliant, just a focus on the task at hand and all the details he loves to repeat to us. Of course, we always have everything taken care of, but he always wants to double check. That is what a good doctor does, right?
Anyway, keep us in your thoughts as we cross the Ohio River and hit the hills of West Virginia as the adventure continues. Thanks for all of your support and email messages.
Crew member John