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An early and very cold start to the day, met Emily and Ken for a ride (photo by Emily)

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The ended with a great sunrise (Photo by Emily)

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The day was spent choring including running to Lowes for supplies, so I took Steph’s dog – he is twice the size of Kodak

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We met Nancy and Sam Berl for dinner

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Nancy is always happiest when holding a baby.

July 28, 2019

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This is how I sleep, Deb is short and has space between her feet and the end of the bed, the dog instead chooses to sleep at my feet, so I have no space!

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Morning run.

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Saying goodbye!

Some numbers:

Nights Camping – 6
 
Miles Driven – 700+
 
Hikes – 7
 
Movies Watched in camp – 1.5
 
Quentin Tarantino premiere’s watch in a theater – 1
 
Homemade Lemon Pies by Elizabeth – 2
 
Bears seen – 2
 
Runs on trails – 3
 
Trucks stuck and recovered – 1
 
Hiking boots thrown in anger at and hitting Jay’s face – 1

 

July 26, 2019

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Today was spent closer to camp, we started by hiking the Lakeside Trail around High Knob Lake.

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Kodak was happy to go in and out of the water

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Then we visited the High Flag Recreation Area overlooking Norton, VA for a picnic lunch

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Norton is a Bigfoot Sanctuary city, locals call it a Woodbooger

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and explored a bit

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we spent the next couple of hours driving forest service and dirt roads looking for hidden camp spots or whatever else we could find… this trail dead-ended and required a 10 point turn around

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The woods are full of these flowers, maybe an upside-down Cheetah Lily

 

Next up – going to see Once Upon A Time in Hollywood