Taking My First Solo Zero Day in 5 Months
ECT Day 172&173
IAT Day 3&4
Day 172: 24 miles
This morning I woke up nice and early. Once again I slept so great last night! The last two places that I’ve camped at have been perfect and quiet all night long.
Once I was packed up, I headed out. Excited to be heading somewhere to stay the night tonight. My day began on the ATV road once again. It was easy going and I made great time. Then I reached a main road and wound up walking that for the rest of the day. I could have stayed on the ATV path for a few more miles but I would have linked onto the road eventually anyway. It seemed like it would just be easy to stay on one continuous path instead.
I wound up walking for about 10 miles before I stopped off for my first break of the day. Then I found a dirt road pull off and sat down for a bit to stretch and rest. After sitting for a little while I continued along. I walked for about 7 more miles and then was able to take a side road down to a gas station.
At the gas station I grabbed some drinks and snacks. I knew that there wouldn’t be a store or anything by the motel I’ll be staying at. So I wanted to get some goodies beforehand. After I got what I needed I continued on to the motel. When I got there, I went into the restaurant to check into my room. The place is a motel connected to a restaurant with nothing else around. Once I got in the room, I dropped my things and got comfortable. I was so damn excited to be neroing in on a 24-mile day and then zeroing tomorrow! I haven’t zeroed now in 26 days. This is gonna be such a treat.
I wound up washing all of my clothes and things in the bathtub before I took a shower. I haven’t done laundry in 10 days and have no clue when I’m going to be able to next. So at least I can kind of clean things in the tub and let them dry over the next day. That’s better than nothing for sure.
After I did my laundry in the tub, I took a shower. Then I walked next door to the restaurant and ordered food to bring back to the room. Everything was homemade! I got lasagna, corn chowder, and a coffee milkshake. I couldn’t have been happier. The food was absolutely incredible. It was some of the best lasagna that I’d ever had before. Everything was perfect. I stuffed my face and then laid in bed and watched TV. What a perfect day.
Day 173: zero miles
This morning I slept in for the first time in so long. Then I headed over to the restaurant to grab breakfast. My waitress was the main lady that I met yesterday. She’s one of the only staff members and does and incredible job running around doing everything.
I wound up ordered an insane spread of food. I got a two egg breakfast with corn beef hash, home fries with potatoes, homemade cinnamon toast, and then cinnamon toast French toast as well. The waitress seemed blown away by the size of my order. But I knew I was gonna put it all away. And I sure did! The only thing I wrapped up to go was the homemade cinnamon toast. I’ll just have to eat that later.
After eating I walked back to the room and made some phone calls. It was really nice to catch up with people for the first time in a while. Then I sat in bed and wound up journaling for a long time. That was also amazing and felt so great to catch up!
Later on, I went back to the restaurant for a late lunch. I couldn’t resist getting the lasagna again. It was too good the first time! I also got another milkshake too. Then went back to the room to lay in bed and feast.
The rest of the day I laid in bed and watched TV. I got a bit more blogging done but pretty much just relaxed. It felt so good to rest all day for the first time in almost a month. What a damn treat.
Before going to bed, I took a long bathe. That was the perfect way to end off the day. Then I called it a night.
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