We had an epic breakfast today. Fried eggs with cheese and sautéed onions, and sausage for Aidan. We polished off the entire dozen, and were very happy about it.
The whole reason for stopping in Ithaca was the post office, which we completely forgot about until 10:45! Luckily we were just leaving then, and easily made it in time for me to pick up my new phone mount.
We talked to a guy outside the post office, gave him our blog address, and he gave us money to treat us to dinner! Thanks Al from Ithaca!
We took it easy today, biking about 30 miles to the town of Stanton, where we set up camp behind the library and took naps. That was great, except for the millions of ants that crawled all over us. One even bit me, but I guess that was just self-defense, because it was stuck in my shoe.
Stanton is a pretty small town to begin with, but as it’s the Fourth of July weekend, most of the shops were closed. But we found cereal and cliff bars at the grocery store, so we’re happy!
And we did go out for dinner tonight, at what I believe was one of two open restaurants in town. We lived up to our status as unshowered, stealth-camping, freegan wannabes at dinner when we delightedly plundered the 3/4 full pitcher of root beer from the next table over. It was a proud moment.
I turned 19 today, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a birthday! A no-stress day with one of my best friends, sweet birthday messages from family and friends, lots of good food (I almost forgot to mention the post-dinner chocolate!)…another random and spontaneous day on the road!