Ah, back in the land of data. No, not that guy from Star Trek:TNG. Real data, the kind that means pictures upload in seconds instead of minutes, and pages load in the blink of an eye instead of while I’m doing the dishes waiting for Facebook or the New York Times to display on my tablet.
The last week was lovely, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, but the data connectivity there was poor to none unless I drove to the overlook or into town (which is how I did yesterday’s post, btw). As Joni Mitchell once wrote “you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone” and internet connectivity definitely falls into that category.
To offset that lack, I had actual physical friends to camp with for the weekend. Real people, real conversations, and a lot of laughter and stories. All told, there were seven Alto trailers in the little campground and, for once, I was the one with the noisy campfire group 🙂 Some of us went kayaking one warm afternoon…
and those of us who stayed until Monday hiked a bit of the Appalachian Trail (my second AT hike!).
It was well worth the rocky paths and ups and downs to see a bit of fall color and the magnificence of Laurel Falls.
By Tuesday, all the other Altos had left the campground, and so I did the exciting things that vagabonds do in their down time: laundry, grocery shopping, making business calls, and filling the tank with gasoline. Wednesday, it was my turn to hitch up and head south, aiming for Gainesville by end of the month.
I’m doing three hops to get home, two nights in South Carolina, two nights in northern Georgia and then three nights along the coast near the GA/FL state line to get my coastal vibe on before I head inland for a few months. I made a good pick for my first hop: sweet waterfront access from my site so I hopped into the kayak for a late afternoon paddle.
And that’s my week. Hope yours had at least one adventure in it somewhere!
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.