It was perfect. BMW was nice and light, and I still had my shade. I reporter stopped around 11:30 to do an interview with me on the side of the freeway which went really well. And other than that, it just hot, around 100 hot. All my friends in Tucson would make fun of me for saying that, but 10 hours of walking on hot asphalt is no joke. I drank about 7 liters today I wish I would have drank more. I actually stopped at a house that looked safe and asked for some water because I didn't have enough. The woman who answered was so nice, she offered some ice and gave me all her bottled water. Her kids were super cute too, and waved and yelled good bye 100 times before I left their neighborhood.
Once I got into Laurel there was no breeze, and I was done for the day. 26.6 miles in 100 degree heat is ridiculous. Once again, the stars aligned and just when I was wishing for ice cream the most, guy in the smallest ice cream truck pulled up and asked what I was doing, and offered me a ice cream bar!!! YUM! I was so happy, and thanked him for 5 minutes before he gave me a dollar for a donation and was on his way. That was so awesome. I stopped to eat my delicious and cold ice cream sandwich when a biker pulled up and said he saw me earlier that day and also asked what I was up to. I told him about my walk and he gave me $10! I think I really like Laurel.
I meet Heidi and my next host, Kristie, at a local thrift store and packed up my stuff to take home. It was hard to say good bye to Heidi. She has a very kind soul, and her husband as well. Just good people, it still amazes me how lucky I am to have met so many wonder people on this adventure.
Kristie took me and her 8 year old son back to her house which I pasted earlier that day and we ate a great grilled dinner and stayed up talking with her daughter and husband, Shane.