It finally arrived. My send-off was great, thanks to my parents!
The first order of business after I got everything moved out was to return the cable box, then I donated my station wagon to the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network, a fantastic homeless shelter for families. I'm sure someone there will get a lot of use out of it.
Then it was back to the apartment for a final cleaning, turn in the keys to my landlord and we headed to Portland! We made a quick stop in Lake Oswego (just outside Portland), ate a nice dinner at Sweet Tomatoes (wonderful salads, soup, cheeze bread and more), then to a very nice hotel right near the Portland Airport.
My flight to Orlando is scheduled to depart at 8:30 am, and I used the hotel computer to make sure that there are no weather delays (all clear!).
Carter, a 2007 thru-hiker from Orlando, is planning to meet me at the airport in Florida, and will help me get my bike ready for my trek to San Diego.
Now it's time to hit the hot tub, and then TRY to get some sleep.
Miles riden today: zero
Weather tongiht: Cool and raining in Portland - 42 degrees
Weather tomorrow in Orlando - Partly cloudy, 78 degrees! Yahoo!