Well, we got some different, better, simpler directions yesterday and made it about 24 miles to Tarboro, NC yesterday afternoon only to discover that we had missed a turn about 5 miles back. We realized we were not going to be able to make it to our goal destination, the very cool Green Acres campground, so we got a room here in Tarboro. It's across from the first Walmart we've seen since we left so we decided to trade in our sleeping pads for a mattress made for two. The single ones we had were just TERRIBLE and they were slippery and our sleeping bags would just slide right off of them. The new mattress looks way more comfortable and it was less expensive too. So next time we camp, which hopefully will be tonight, we should sleep great.
We are finding that until we get to the trails Adventure Cycling has established, The Atlantic Coast Trail and the TransAmerica Trail, that finding places to camp is next to impossible. Once we can start using our awesome maps, though, we will be camping more. We should hit the trail today once we reach Plymouth. This is a good thing! Hotels aren't what we had in mind at all!