Day 121

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’d only been awake for a half hour this morning when the rain began. It didn’t last long, but now I had to deal with a wet tent (fortunately I’d put on the rain fly). Oh, well, not a big deal. Campers have been dealing with this forever. It’s just that I haven’t—I’m a relative […]

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Day 119

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was up at 5:30 am and relaxed in the tent for a while. It hadn’t rained, but the sky was overcast (more about that in a minute). I had breakfast in the tent and broke camp at 7:30. Getting on the highway toward McKittrick I took a different exit from the park than I’d […]

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Day 118

Reading Time: < 1 minute We had quite a thunderstorm in the early morning hours. As I walked, the sky remained cloudy and gray. For some reason, I was tired when the day began, and I remained anxious as to where I’d be staying tonight. In the end, I walked to Hermann, where I had more options. Although the main […]

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Day 117

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last night in the dorm with five adults “of a certain age” was just what one might expect (someone was always getting up to use the restroom). But it was nice to not be alone in such an enormous space. Back on the Katy Trail today, I had the odd experience of being recognized by strangers, […]

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Day 116

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the summer of 1974 when I was in grad school at Cal, I attended my 10 year Wantagh High School reunion in New York. Instead of flying home to California, I took a bus to Montreal and then rode the Canadian National Railroad to Vancouver. It was an unforgettable trip. It was in Vancouver […]

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Day 115

Reading Time: 2 minutes I dreaded dealing with the treacherous stretch of Hwy 50 I‘d be facing this morning, with its broken, narrow pavement and heavy traffic. So when I checked in yesterday I asked the man at the front desk of the Twin Pine Motel if he (or someone) could give me a ride past the stretch. He […]

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