Day 2: 8/11 - Newton to Chester!

Posted by Edwin Thursday, August 12, 2010

(the above is a shot of Danny walking through Sussex Branch Trail)

Hi everybody!
Sorry for not making a post yesterday, I've been trying to make posts on the daily but we were unfortunately unable to get internet access where we stayed last night.

It was an awful day in the physical and mental sense (in all honesty). The day was incredibly hot and our path was comprised of a great deal (actually almost completely) of extremely steep uphills with no shade or extremely busy highways with no shoulders facing traffic. To make matters worse, we were set a bit off track as we were forced to walk through Sussex Branch Trail, which was essentially a dirt path reserved mainly for bikes and pedestrians. Though we were supposed to walk down it for four miles, we only walked a mile before making a lengthy detour to where we needed to go. Despite everything, we got through what was probably our most difficult day (so far!) and were treated with a lengthy downhill going down US. 206 towards the Chester ShopRite. Along the way, we stopped by a convenience store and were actually photographed and filmed by the Daily Record, which was a great experience!

As for the lemonade stand, it was an extreme success! And surprisingly more successful than our first lemonade stand! We made a total $480 from the lemonade stand, which was greatly helped by our shirt sales and general donations! Even better, we got $200 in the mail! In total, we raised $680!

Even though it wasn't exactly enjoyable for us, it was a good day for Skate Cape May as a whole!
- Edwin


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Skate Cape May is a 200+ mile skateboarding journey from the top of New Jersey (High Point) to the bottom (Cape May) with the intent to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Last year, we received an award as a Top 100 Fundraiser for 2010 for ALSF!

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