Exhausted in Santa Maria
After 14 days on the road without a rest day, my feet, and for the first time knees, slingshot messages of pain every few minutes. I am not carrying an extra pair of shoes knowingly making the tradeoff to carry a lighter back pack. In the surprisingly large city of Santa Maria I take the afternoon off, find a mall, and search unsuccessfully for a new pair of shoes. A hot meal, glass of wine and three Tylenol perk me up and retool my body to complete this adventure.