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... and after setting up the tents we got straight on with cooking, although we were making cottage pie and Mabs and Jo didn't need my help so I played catch with Lexx for a bit. I then did some laundry, ate dinner and got changed into my onesie as it isn't cold but there was a chill in the air tonight, then we started watching Bad Neighbour but everyone dwindled away to bed and I didn't want to disturb everyone so I retreated to bed ...
... but after 2 miles spotted them another mile or more away on a bald knob. We decided not to pursue them, but enjoyed the views along the way. This is a lovely highland area that reminded us much of our home in West Virginia, and Dolly Sods Wilderness area, which is in our own backyard. Still, one never tires of such beauty, wherever it may be found!
After our hike we drove back to Marion, Virginia, and had a late lunch at a barbeque place there.
We met up with AJ (our nephew) and Allison, who are hiking the Appalachian Trail. We had breakfast together at the Apple Tree Restaurant in Marion, and they told us all about their adventure on the trail. They are 1/4 of the way through and Virginia has the longest stretch of trail. They took a week off for AJ to collect his PHD diploma, then headed back on the trail. Their packs weigh about 40 pounds, and we watched as they reorganized them with ...
... south to Wytheville, the thick giant black clouds with rain spilling out was before me. I stopped and put my rain suit on and the luck of the rain suit prevailed. I missed the rain, was able to stop and remove the suit and arrive calm cool and collected. It's beautiful and 90 degrees out now.7pm. Sounds like dinner and a swim. till ...
... the boys and I pulled in
to a gas station on the highway to fill up.
A sign on the front of the canopy over the pumps warned of the
clearance… but my sign showed me I had almost a foot to spare so we pulled in
underneath… forgetting the antennae… and the tips managed to neatly take out several
dozen fluorescent light bulbs! It was
raining glass all around us as I brought the vehicle ...