07/04 (Day 76)
I was looking at the map last night to see how much pedaling I had left get through the Appalachian Mountains and to arrive in the big city of Philadelphia. A huge part of me, my aching legs, wanted to get through them as fast as possible but another part of me, my heart and my soul, wanted to stay in the peaceful mountains for the rest of the summer. In looking at the map I realized I was about a 60-mile ride from Gettysburg and then I remembered that today was the 4th of July. I thought Gettysburg would be a very fitting place to spend Independence Day so that’s where I set my sights on for the night.