So last weekend at work, we hiked all day Saturday - from 10 AM til some time after 4. Not sure how many miles we covered, but we did come across some fun spots along the Appalachian Trail, including the aptly named "Knife's Edge." Then, because it could, it rained on us both nights.
As usual, New England was fun but too brief - we left 5 AM Monday morning and came back midnight on Thursday. It'll be some time before I upload pics, so for now a brief summation will have to suffice, dear reader.
First up was a ghost town in southern New Hampshire - not too far from America's Stonehenge, actually. Not overly interesting, but alright.
We then headed to Maine. I'd only been to Maine once before, and that was way back when I was looking for colleges in my junior year. I still wonder how much better off I'd be had I gone to Machias.
We camped at the Desert of Maine, and next morning we got to tour the desert for free. We saw some silly sights in town, like the 50' Indian and the one-millionth scale earth, and then we headed up the coast a bit. There we went up a 420' tall observatory and explored an old fort - first time I went somewhere that actually encouraged visitors to bring flashlights. There was also some stupid "cursed" tomb nearby. We ended up camping out in the White Mountains of NH that night.
Next morning we backtracked a bit and headed to the "World Traveler Sign." We passed several towns that had some sort of relevance to The Dark Tower, like Gilead, Stoneham, and Lovell. Then we headed to Vermont to see the flavor graveyard at Ben & Jerry's factory.
During all this silliness, I found 12 geocaches, bringing my total up to 600.
Damn. I've found 600 geocaches. Sad thing is I know people who are well past that number. I envy them.
Damn McDonald's and their Monopoly. In 3 days I've eaten McDonald's 4 times, always looking for that elusive Boardwalk - or any piece that will complete a set really. Does anyone really win? The cups and tray sheets say they do, but who knows anyone who's actually won anything other than a free small soda or fry? I always think those people labeled "last year's winners" are really from stock photos.
School starts in a bit over 2 weeks. Not looking forward to it. To be honest, I'm not even sure why I'm going back. I'm not sure of a lot lately. Bah, I'm too moody. I probably should be on meds.
Other than my former coworker stalkers, does anyone actually read this?