I am at a park in Lockhaven, PA. It's a gorgeous day, but I will have to move soon. The playground/park where I am sitting doesn't have an electric plug in the shelter.
I was going to write to you from the cafeteria at the University here. After finding a place to park, I learned it was graduation day and now officially the summer season when the cafeteria is closed.
So plan B was a stop at Wendy's for a breakfast sandwich and to a park with electricity. Strike two.
So much for that idea.
I drove to town this morning because I have zero, zilch, nada cell service at (or anywhere near) the campground where I am staying.
The good news is I am not a parent of young children right now. As I write I am listening to and watching the parents of a two children, (three and four year old?) that are constantly fighting and having tantrums. Thank goodness that stage of life is over, though I would have more patience at this age of my life than I did at 21... sorry Jeremy. Now, I celebrate my freedom from such responsibilities.
Last I wrote to you, Steve and I were in Marion, Virginia area camping at Hungry Mother where we met up with my friend, Dee and Steve and I biked the Virginia Creeper Trail. It was a great time.
Where is Steve?
You are probably wondering why I am here by myself, and that is a long story. I will get to that, but right now let's go back to where we were when we last "talked." Because there are pictures and experiences and fun to share.
We got lucky this time and had campsites right next to each other.
I had been to Hocking Hills last year. I had hosted a Sisters On The Fly event, "Hiking at Hocking." It had been my first time there and I was very impressed with the gorges and trails. I was glad to have an opportunity to share it with Steve. It tickled me to hear him thank me for bringing him to Hocking Hills.
The trails take you down into gorges and past pretty waterfalls.
And a cave that had been shelter to many and a place for people to carve names and initials... few dated their graffiti. Let me lecture here, people, if you are going to carve your message into stone for future generations to see, it would be a good idea to put the year with your carving. And not just the last two digit! 99 could be old or fairly new. We here in 2023 do not know.