I would like to thank Jeff Hylton for helping me out TREMENDOUSLY for the next couple of days. First, his church put me up tonight at the Red Roof Inn (thank you!) and he invited me over to meet his family for dinner, and took me to Walmart to pick up a few things. He also found me places to stay through the rest of Kentucky! I didn’t have to do anything! Kentucky fire departments have been AMAZING helping me get through their state. Thank you everyone!!!!
The road was good for walking and it was just gorgeous. I even stopped for a quick lunch down by the Kentucky river, which I normally don’t do, especially on long days like this. But the water was such a pretty green-blue color, and even with all the leafless trees, it was still beautiful. Lots of people stopped and asked me if I wanted rides. That’s another thing Kentucky has done a lot of, offer rides… Nice folk out here, but sometimes they are sooo hard to understand. Haha, I usually just assume that’s why they stop, and give them a thumbs-up to let them know I’m good to go, and they generally wave and move on. I also found out a few days ago that I am now on the Daniel Boone trail; which is pretty cool since I followed the Lewis and Clark trail for so long back out west.
I got into London around 5:30 as the sun was setting, and picked up BMW at the police station and walked over to the hotel. As I stood out front and put my canopy down, I saw a woman walk from the front desk into a back room, she saw me too… When she came back out, I was trying to get BMW in the first set of doors, which is never easy to do alone. I thought for sure she would help me with the second door, but instead she walked right by and went back behind the desk and sat down to drink her beverage, instead of just opening one door! So I did it myself, again. When I came into she said in a deep country twang “Can I help you?” I stared at the desk for a second, trying think of something to say other than: “Yes, Ronda, why the hell couldn’t you get off your lazy a** and open ONE door for me? I walked 2,900 miles to get here, and you couldn't walk 10 feet????” I knew that was my aching body talking, so I just said “Reservation for Eichinger.” Her attitude never got better… But anyway, the room was beautiful, with wood floors and new everything--- expect no frig! Which was a bummer since Jeff’s wife gave me a bunch of food to eat later. Guess I’ll just eat it before I go to bed!