We really coasted towards the finish line on this trip, taking at least as many days off as days on in the last couple weeks.
Rehoboth Beach turned out to be exactly as magical as we had hoped, with long, lazy mornings and strolls on the beach, extended happy hours at Dogfish Head and aggressive gym workouts in between (on off days we always find ourselves antsy and itching for physical activity, hence the maniacal decision to workout each day).
On the morning of the 21st, after a spirited last night at the brew pub, we moseyed on out of Rehoboth for a short 8 mile ride to Lewes, DE, where we caught the ferry to Cape May, NJ. Delaware is an outstanding state for cycling, just chock full of bike lanes and drivers that respect them. While waiting for the ferry a couple different people approached us and, as always, our favorite of which came back a second time and asked “Can I take a selfie with you guys? It’s my first one, I’ve been reading about them. This way I can tell people I biked across the country.” We happily obliged.
My extended family has been congregating in Stone Harbor, NJ for a week in August for longer than I’ve been alive, so it was very exciting to arrive to the Shore house by bike just a few miles from the Cape May ferry terminal.
South Jersey was lovely riding – flat and mostly uncrowded – except for a bridge closing that forced us into an irritating detour. We got to our campsite, somewhere in south-mid New Jersey, around 5pm and were immediately swarmed by zillions of mosquitoes. Fortunately the campsite has excellent wireless internet, so we celebrated our last night in our beloved tent by getting in it at 5:30pm and watching 2 feature length movies before going to sleep.