Once again, I used the US-1/I-95 route down through Northeast Philadelphia. Past Trenton, there was no snow on the ground. Of course, I couldn't resist trying my hand at a few geocaches in the snow around Princeton and the Brunswicks. I think I actually saw a geocacher coming out of the trail but I didn't recognize him. However, I was able to follow his tracks all the way to the cache site so that was easier than expected. The first 9 geocaches I did in daylight. Then I tacked on 6 more in urban areas in Northeast Philly. I think those areas were fairly safe even at night. However, someone did try to sell me a watch while I was at a cache site by Roosevelt Mall.
Once I was done with the 15th cache, I took Route 73 down to I-95 and went nonstop to the hotel in Newark. This time, I picked the Ramada on Chapman Road off 273. I was surprised that their room rates this weekend were actually lower than the motels near the college. This is a pretty nice hotel. Downside is no refrigerator in the room but this time of the year, I can leave the milk in the car and it'll freeze. Their wireless network is better than the one at Quality Inn.