Then it was pretty much planning/cleaning/packing mode. Keegan and I divided and conquered and are actually going to bed with almost everything done. We just need to put our pile of clothes and such into the panniers and duffle bag tomorrow, and that's pretty much it. Right now all our panniers have in them is a bottom layer of snacks. I am the ergonomist for Facebook, Twitter, Google and Bloomberg--all of which have very good snack. To these companies, I thank you for your "donation" to our energy supply :)
Tomorrow we aim to leave probably around 9am. We don't really feel in a rush, so will try to sleep in and get going when we do. There's a possiblity the major news stations here may want to pick up the story, and it's more likely that would be around 9:30/10ish, so we don't want to be too far out of town by then :)
Our first stop tomorrow will be Newark, NJ, where we will be meeting at least one family whose daughter has JA. From there we will bike until we stop for lunch, and then continue onto our first official stop in Trenton, NJ, where we will be staying with a lovely family who have had many years of experience with the disease as the daughter with JA is now in college. I love me some young adults with arthritis!!
I will leave you all with the image of what we have packed for our 3 weeks journey. All this will be bagged up and strapped to bike! Here's hopping it doesn't make it too heavy! That's all from NYC!