I’m still wearing the hand cast so this week’s update is once again short on words. It’s a pain to type and the dictation software on my Mac isn’t getting any smarter about understanding what I say. For a writer, having only one good hand is truly aggravating.
Most of this last week I was camping at Stone Mountain State Park in North Carolina, along with about 100 friends and 44 Alto trailers. While the trailer part went well for me, the whole cooking and washing up part was more difficult, so I depended on the kindness of friends and the amazing potluck dinners and breakfast spreads for most of my food. It worked out well 🙂
We went on a short tour of the Hutchinson Homestead, the original family that settled here. This old guy (not related) is a volunteer tour guide, and his accent was so thick I could barely understand him, but he was charming to listen to as he told us the area’s history.
My original plan was to camp at Shenandoah National Park after the rally, but, well, those plans changed when the hand thing intervened. So I decided to see what I could on my way to Lancaster, PA and my next hand checkup on Friday.
Monday and Tuesday were long days, slowly driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s gorgeous and the green is almost overwhelming. I would love to see this area in the fall sometime.
Today’s side trip was to Luray Caverns in Virginia. Amazing stuff, so this photo is just a tease for an upcoming post.
Now I’m at my last hotel stop of June (9 hotels in IN, KY, TN, VA, and now WV). I don’t like leaving Bella and Breeze in parking lots, and I feel better when I can see them out my window. They look lonely out there, though.
Stay tuned for hand updates and other news next week!
May all your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.