Miles Today: 22
Miles to Date: 9,458
States to Date: 25
Today I am six months on the road. In a sort of reverse celebration I took a very easy riding day through the most banal landscape of my trip. Orange County California is a vast sea of low-rise development, wide streets, manicured landscaping, and few humans. The only folks about are city workers sweating in the afternoon sun while stringing Christmas lights on deciduous trees.
The cycling is easy, but uninteresting. The people, however, are generous. A series of welcoming hosts offered me hospitality without my asking. Since I have plenty of time to get to Phoenix before my Boston hiatus, I accepted them all and am filling out my short riding days with extra library time. The library in Mission Viejo is one of the loveliest in our country.