Day 35 – Cold Fronts vs. Warm Hearts

On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons. — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

As we listened to the raindrops on our tent, we were trying to force ourselves to start packing up when we heard Rosa say hello.  We unzipped the tent door and were greeted by Rosa’s lovely smile and breakfast in bed!  Rosa brought us a tray with bacon, eggs, toast, and cranberry juice.

Breakfast in bed.

The delicious and kind wake-up call gave us the boost we needed to face the wet day.  We loaded up our gear and as we were about to leave, Rosa brought us some fresh strawberries and banana bread, along with the recipe.

Rosa’s banana bread recipe.

As we walked, the rain began to come down harder, the wind increased, and the temperature dropped.  We were walking straight into a cold front and looked like we were trying to emulate the hurricane coverage on The Weather Channel.

We arrived at a gas station in Jacksontown and spent 45 minutes buying chocolate milk, a hot chocolate and using the bathroom.  We counted out our money very slowly.  It was still raining when we got back to walking, although the cold front had passed, so the winds weren’t as severe.

We arrived in Hebron in the early afternoon and stopped to warm up and have some lunch.  We looked up a possible camping option at a nearby KOA, but they wanted $44 for a tent site with no water or electric hookup!  That’s preposterous.  Across the street was a cheap motel that was only a few dollars more.  So, cold and soaked, we decided to quit mucking about in the rain and cut our day short.  While at the hotel, we noticed the enviable tan lines we’ve acquired.  Admittedly, we’re just showing off now:

Don’t be jealous.

Please note, we ARE using sunscreen.