Crossed into Ohio Tuesday. I was under the weather with a toothache. I had cracked a tooth from a pebble in the bean pot back in New Mexico. The tooth began to give me problems (i.e. pain) in Indiana and so I walked into a dentist office in Blufton and had it tended to. With a toothache I totally forgot the rest of my pains. I was really worn out, but feel much better now with the use of an antibiotic this week.
Ohio is a much bigger state to traverse. After 5 days of walking, it will take another week to fully traverse. Nervous about my time … I have 35 days left to reach New York City. I am walking the old Lincoln Highway. It is the oldest transcontinental highway built for the automobile. It made its way from New York City to San Francisco and is just 100 years old. The road has been rebuilt and modified on numerous occasions. I am traveling the older existing route but I think it dates the 1940’s/1950’s. There are a few examples of older routes in some of the towns I walk through. It’s so hard imagining our current interstate lifestyle of auto mobility is barely 100 years old. Before that it was the train, a beast, or your feet that got you from one place to another. Oh but if those feet could become our primary mobility resource.
Kewpee’s hamburger stand in Lima Ohio
Corn hole tournament in Kirby Ohio