At this time yesterday I had been up for two hours, crossed over the busy bridge across the Mississippi in the dark to avoid traffic, walked up a hill to The Point (a restaurant) for a cup of coffee. With the socializing and the sunshine we made our way thru Newport after twelve hours. When we got the supply van to the Newport Center mall where I has permission to sleep for the night I found a shaded spot next to some trees. Nice (the dog) fell asleep in the weeds and didn't move for hours. I too drifted off despite the heat. When I woke up just before dark Nice was laying next to me in the van. I moved my things from his chair/bed so he could be comfortable and flipped my pillow, sprayed on some bug spray and lay my head on the dry side. I slept late getting up at three thirty. It just began to sprinkle. I'm sure I won't be rained out and have to stay here all day but it is enough excuse to wait until it gets light before getting closer to St.Paul. I know I'm close because when I walked over a pedestrian bridge over from Newport's Old Main Street I could see the tall buildings in the distance.
Thanks to my GPS,good people support,who gave me direction thru this maze of highways.
Keep walking and have a great day!