Watching my clothes tumble dry at the Action Laundry in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. Today is a genuine zero day which will be spent mostly lounging in the Econo Lodge after a long, HOT shower. Got in pretty easily-- a Pine Grove police officer commuting in to work picked me up within five minutes after I hit the road. Nothing was open for breakfast so I resupplied at the market, phoned motels, got my food drop at the PO and found the laundromat. It has Maytag Neptune washers with dryers stacked on top. A funeral procession for a deceased firefighter was queued up on the street outside: five fire trucks, including two from neighboring towns, waited during the service at the funeral home next door. Not big by urban standards but still an impressive send-off.
at the 501 Shelter was wonderfully leisurely. Was awake at 5:30 but
took my time getting out of my bag. The porta-john service truck
lumbered in while I was still horizontal--a noisy, industrial racket
that ended soon enough. The shelter was wonderfully bright--the
skylight is a great touch. I sat at a table for breakfast and leafed
through an old National Geographic. Today is a day of indolence. I