Susan and I are up at 7:30. My back is still
sore so I put on one of those Therma Care heating strips.
This helps. I must have really overdone the lifting last
Sunday and I think the beds in Delaware at the Super 8 motel
were not so super.
Susan goes for a walk while I go back to the room and play
some ukulele. We load up Big Mama and head off for New York.
It's a long drive (8+ hours) going through four states;
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.
The drive is stop-and-go in some places, especially in Philadelphia,
because of the summer road construction and maintenance
that is underway. However, the drive is gorgeous. The hardwood
forests that we pass through make me long to take some of
them back to California to supply my woodshop. There are
lots of cherry, red oak, ash, hickory, and maple trees.
We get to Buffalo about 7or 8 pm without any incidents and
it is a relief to be back at a 'normal' hotel and not the
'twilight zone' hotel we just left in Delaware. Not only
did that Super 8 motel have no 'wi-fi', was infested with
flies, and had uncomfortable beds, come to find out, there
was a resident mouse in Donto's room. And so that the mouse
wouldn't nibble Donto's toes in the middle of the night,
he left out some slivers of chicken on a plate near where
the mouse was running around. It worked. All 10 ten toes
were still intact in the morning. Oh, and by the way, Donto
has worked it out, and he can now finish the tour with us.
The Buffalo hotel has good rooms with a sitting area, a
great breakfast buffet, a work out room, and a nice pool
with jacuzzi. Ah. Now for a good night's rest.