The last couple days of New Jersey have been as nice as the first. Two nights ago we stayed at the former mayors house of Unionville where he and a few friends cooked dinner and breakfast for us. He has setup his house so that the basement will accommodate hikers and he lets people camp in his back yard. A couple friends of his hang out to help him with the accommodations. Then yesterday when we reached Vernon I left the group and headed into town for a few things. The rest of the group went another five miles and I will catch back up with them today. There were a few people I expected to show up last night but now I hear they decided to spend a few extra days in New York City. It is awesome though that this church just leaves its doors unlocked for hikers to shower, do laundry, sleep, use the computer, etc.
We are meeting Samwise and his family for a Hiker feed on Thursday in New York. I think we are going to actually meet them Wednesday to help them with the preparations. Well time for me to get back to the trail. I have some miles to make up today.