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Monday, May 2, 2011
Mmm, double zero! Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Reese's Puffs (thanks Veto!) and then IHOP again for some pancakes. Ryan, Pappy's son, drove us back to Damascus...5 people and lots of gear stuffed into a Subaru. We visited the outfitters in town and I finally got a new food bag! Shepherd, Fiber, and Tomahawk have been staying at Ruby's Rest and the rest of us are tenting in the yard. We've been doing nothing all day...just laying in the sunny back yard...wonderful! We heard about a former hiker, Mountain Man, who picks hikers up in town and drives them to his farm and feeds them...count us in! He picked us and some other hikers up at the park in town at 6...12 people in a tiny Ford Ranger pickup, haha! The drive to his farm was about 15 minutes. They have lots of goats, including a baby that was just born yesterday! Lots of pigs and little piglets too...all so cute. We walked around looking at all of the animals until dinner was ready...spaghetti, salad, bread, and shortcake with ice cream and berry topping for dessert. We sat around for awhile and REM entertained us all with some mandolin music. The ride back after dark was chilly! Mountain Man dropped us off in the middle of town so we stopped to see Muffin Man, who is staying at The Place, on the way back to Ruby's. He had an x-ray on his leg that was inconclusive, but it may be a stress fracture. He is going to rest for awhile and see how things go. Get better soon, Muffin Man; we miss hiking with you!
Posted by Lindsey at 10:40 PM