Thursday, December 2
It was a cold dark morning with temperatures in the 20's as I left Bedford at 6:30 A.M. For many miles the road was surprisingly level and after two days of waiting out the rain - it felt good to be moving again. The ease of pushing my cart counteracted any negative caused by the cold and I happily walked the 18 miles to Breezewood, Pennsylvania. Breezewood is located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike and therefore motels are available. Hence I am here for the night and tomorrow I will be in McConnelsburg - only 17 mles away. With the weather as it is, I am trying to "motel hop" as much as possible and this now is influencing my daily distances.
Note: The mountain I was warned about never materialized and I thought perhaps it didn't exist. It does. It is waiting for me beginning at the eastern city limits.
This should help warm me up in the morning.