Van 1 just got back on the road to head to exchange point 24 and meet up with van 2. We got almost 3 hours of sleep back at Exchange 18, which happened to be a middle school! The gymnasium was opened up for the evening so we got a real treat of warm showers and indoor sleeping!
I guess I should mention that all of the previous major exchange points were at parks -- but they did have shower tents! That was an invigorating experience, ICE COLD water and showering in a tent in the park. Can't say I've done that before!
I slept in the van since I was the designated holder of the cell phone. I turned the ring volume all the way up and set alarms for 3am and 3:15. I can't say I slept very well, since the thought of waking up to sunny skies and a very impatient van 2 kept me a light sleeper. I woke up at 2:45, checked the cell phone and immediately van 2 called! They have 1.5 hours left of running, so we are on our way!