One positive to my unexpected side trip back to the east coast is that for the first time, I've now seen a physical copy of the Ulster County Travel Guide for 2016-2017. It had been sent to my parents' house in Delaware. It features one of my photos of the Ashokan Reservoir on the cover. It looks great, and I am pretty proud that I am able to take a self portrait of an Ulster County Travel Guide with my photo on the cover of it for the second straight year. By the way, how obvious is it that I'm exhausted? My brain and body weren't quite ready for this unexpected change of plans, but I'm making it through okay.
I plan to fly back to California and get in my Jeep and continue exploring out west in about a week and a half from now most likely.