Here and there, October 10, 2022 — Just closing the loose ends. We burned a bunch of firewood and mowed down some pizza at Sara’s farewell this past Saturday.
Recall from the previous blog that I dropped off Sara and Lane Early at the Mason-Dixon line in the rain so they could hike the 41 AT miles in Maryland. They finished at their predicted time. Lane and his wife Colleen have been the caretakers at Blackburn Trail Center all summer.
Poured some Prosecco to toast Sara’s long service as one of our ridgerunners. Though my daughter says it’s fake news, she did take cover behind the glass door. Not sure she had much confidence in my ability to safely pop the cork.
In the bad luck department, Sara’s dad hit a deer on his way up from Alabama. He’s supporting her current adventure biking the C&O Canal – about a 250-mile bike trek through history.
He says it drives ok, but only has one headlight. Glad he was already thinking of buying a new one. Meanwhile, he’s driving her van, not his, which is safely stored in my garage until they return.
Next up: Hoodlums on Saturday with encore appearances. Stay tuned.