Smithville, TX to Martindale, TX. 50 miles, 1495 miles total.
While stopped at a gas station, I started to talk with David Blake from the Post Office. He invited me to stay at his house for the night, so I followed him about 3 or 4 blocks to his house. Good thing, too, because it rained in the night. Not too hard, but it should be a lot cooler today.
We had a great conversation in the evening before I turned in for the night, and David woke up early and prepared a delightful breakfast. He even called in to his office to let them know that he was going to be a little late getting to work. It helped me get off to a good start. Good thing, too, as it was raining.