Red letter day!!! Beth and Rob are the parents of a little baby boy - Edward Theodore, born 6:16 AM today, 7lbs-11 oz and 21" long He joins Harrison, Logan (of backpack fame) and MaryJane.
Started out early for our 10.4 mile hike in the rain, but the rain & fog lifted and the day turned out beautiful again.
We're now at Standing Bear Farm which reminds me of Little Abner. Very rustic place with a bunk house, one shower and all wash has to be done by hand. They even have a ringer & washtubs.
They have plenty of hiker snacks for sale - cold drinks, ice cream, cookies, etc. We were literally kids in a candy store.
Hiking is getting easier & easier, but steep uphills are still a challenge.
Tonight there's a van ride into town for dinner. I'll let you know how that works out a bit later.
Had cell service for a few minutes in town and was able to speak with Jane and congratulate her on Grandchild #13.
Fried chicken and stuff. Coors Light for desert. Doesn't get much better on the trail.
We're just sitting around telling stories now. Some of the younger crowd are going to a bluegrass gig tonight. Don't know where they get the energy. Many of these kids are hiking with knee and ankle problems.
Tomorrow we'll likely camp out at a location where we can see a sunrise on Easter Sunday morning. The weather is supposed to be nice the next couple of days.
|Check - in|
|Laundry Done By Hand|
|Bunk House - $15 a night|
|Two Cod Beers straight from the stream!|