We started to get our gear together and the sun WAS poking through the clouds. We were hopeful that it would be a good riding day. We were headed to Long Island to visit some friends. I made coffee - that little stove has earned its keep - and as we drank our coffee we agreed that we would burn through a tank of gas and then stop for breakfast.
It started out as a bit of a drizzle... and Al thought that by putting on his rain-gear that he could make it all go away. It was not to be. It kept getting heavier and heavier and the traffic started to increase and with the humidity eye glasses started to fog up... it was time to stop.
After a fifteen minute break it looked to be easing off so we started out again... but it was not to be. The rain kept getting worse and worse and it just wasn't safe. Just before Allentown we got off the Interstate, filled up with gas and then went looking for a motel. We ended up sitting under the canopy at the Hampton Inn trying to decide whether to leave there and go look for another place with a drive up room... or just stay here. We ended up going in to check on the price and decided that this would be home for the night. It was 3:15 and we had only made 494 KM. Not a day for the record books - but we will live to ride another day!
Anyways - we are where we need to be this evening. Safe. Off the road. Dry. And enjoying each others company... on the Sabbath Road...