Day 40 – Enjoying the Rain
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin’ the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view
But it’s not sane, It’s not sane
I just want some one to say to me
I’ll always be there when you wake
Ya know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made
And I don’t understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there’s no rain – Blind Melon
It was still raining when we woke up. We sat in the tent waiting for the rain to die down, but it was relentless. We ate some breakfast in the tent, and then fell back asleep. After a total of 12 hours of sleep, the rain finally got light enough to allow us to pack up our tent and gear. We didn’t start walking until after 1:00 in the afternoon, so we knew it would be a fairly short day of walking. There was another campground about 15 miles away, so we set our sights on it. We stopped in Springfield, OH for a late lunch. The rain finally ended as we ate, making the final 10 miles of our day a little easier.
We arrived at the campground shortly before sunset and were greeted by the owner, Dave, who was very helpful and friendly. He gave us a discount because he was really intrigued by our walk and couldn’t stop laughing at the whole idea.
Dave kept us company as we set up our tent, and then excused himself as we retired to our tent for dinner. The temperature was supposed to be near freezing overnight, so we hauled out the winter gear and hand warmers and tucked ourselves in.