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Thursday, July 22, 2010

SODA SPRINGS

SODA SPRINGS
GEORGETOWN SUMMIT - GETTING UP THERE

US 30 TO GEORGETOWN



LAND BRIDGE TRAIN...LAVA HOT SPRINGS


LAND BRIDGE TRAIN - SODA SPRINGS WORK ZONE "TOOT TOOT"




WORK ZONE TRAFFIC - NO WHERE TO WALK






WORK ZONE - FISH CREEK HILL IN DISTANCE







SAGE IS BEAUTIFUL - NEAR GEORGETOWN





Twice over Fish Creek Hill yesterday did a job on me. My shoes were too loose & the center toe on each foot banged into the front of the toe-box. One toe was blooded...the other badly bruised.

I soaked in the tub for 1 hour, messaged both feet with moisturizing cream for 10 minutes each and stayed off my feet. This morning they were still sore to throbbing.

Was up at 5 am, showered , shaved, brushed my teeth, ate a bagel w/Phila Cheeze and put another in my backpack. Messaged both feet again, dressed, and hit the road as the Sun rose.

Decided to do the Construction Zone in spite of the scant walking room.The Construction Zone is 8 miles to the foot of Fish Creek Hill where I parked yesterday. From the Motel, it is 7 miles to the Construction Zone; Total=15 miles.

I walked out and back...30 miles; only 15 of which count.

Was rewarded by two "Land Bridge" trains...both giving me TOOT TOOT when I waved. Three other trains also went by, but did NOT toot me.

Checked out of the motel and drove the 18 miles to Georgetown, Parked in a Church parking lot under a big shade tree & stepped onto the higway. Third car by stopped & gave me a ride back to Soda Springs.. He was an attorney. We were surprised to learn that we both experienced the same event involving Jelly Belly Company nearly 20 years ago...Very small world.

I started walking my second session of today under clear sky & increasing heat. Five hours later, I limped to the Van and downed 1/2 gallon chocolate milk on ice.

Total miles = 48 miles.

I drove to Montpelier with every intention of hitching back to Georgetown & walking the 13 miles back to Montpelier.

Took another room, unloaded the Van, turned on my mini hp, poured a Coors Light into a glass of ice, stripped off my sweaty clothes, washed shirt, socks & pants - now hanging on hangers to dry in front of the air conditioner...and here I sit, naked as a Jay Bird, writing this Blog.

So, Georgetown to Montpelier must wait til morn''n.

A special "hello" and "thankyou" to Deanna & Stephany...you know why.

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