We traveled through the countryside of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland.October 12, 1966Roadside park inOhioObserve sidecarhas a trunk with aspare tire mountedon it. Big woodenhomemade kitchenbox, suitcase; tentbetween kitchenbox and Liz andme. Behind Willon the bike was theblanket roll. Thebike also hadsaddlebags. You'relooking at prettymuch our lifebelongings for the next year. We called someone in either of our families about once a week tokeep them informed of our travels. My mother kept up with our trip because I would send rollsof undeveloped pictures which she would have processed to save for us. Of course, being Mom,she had two of each picture made so she could keep a set.We ended up in Washington, DC. Our first major incident happened on the beltway that circlesthe City; six or more lanes of traffic in each directio. The bungee straps holding the suitcase andkitchen box snapped, and we had our belongings strewn over four lanes. We managed to gatherit all up, and decided most of our travel would be in the countryside, not in the big cities. If wewere settled in a campground near a big city, and we wanted to make a run into the city, wewould do that after we were unpacked and had set up camp. It was obvious we would be makingmuch of it up as we went along and became more familiar with the routine.Up to this point, we had been staying in little Mom and Pop motels, because Liz had an earinfection and couldn't camp out until she had finished taking her medicine.