12 Jun Day 42 – On The Road Again
A day off and not too much to report.
Last night we parked up in a truck stop next to the Wyandotte Nation Casino. I wanted to get an early night and sort out things for the walk. Ali and Helen ventured inside. Aparently it wasn’t amazing but a good experience. I only know that Helen got in at 3-something this morning as she stumbled into bed! It is definately good for the crew to get out of the RV and relax, Somedays you can really see the cabin fever setting in. Anyway, after a good rest I set off on my longer than normal ‘Day Off’ walk.
A few days ago I was 14 miles behind schedule. This is due to a bad day last week where I stopped short 8 miles and also taking two full days off in the same week. Today I walked an extra 7 miles as well as clocking up some extra miles towards the end of last week. I am now currently 4 miles behind. As we are taking another day off for a crew change around on Thursday, I am keen to try and make up the miles prior to the day off. In a basic calculation I am 4 miles behind and will be another 5 when I take Thursday off. So over the next 4 days I am aiming to do 42 miles each day to try and get as close to my schedule as possible. As Helen and Ali both know I spend hours calculating different ways to make up the miles. I have way too much time to think.
I started listening to Jack Kerouak’s On The Road. It is pretty good so far. He is incredibly descriptive in his writing and it was when he was talking about being frustrated with going north rather than west that I really started to relate to his journey. Anyway, I am going to finish listen to On The Road over the next couple of days. I just wanted to get into it and also see if listening to audiobooks slowed my pace down. It didn’t, but it did seem to make the miles seem longer. Weird!!