Day of rest?

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Thanks so much to Linda Knight for these terrific photos! The first, from our hike up Mount Drabble earlier this summer; the second from just two days ago on top of MOUnt Cokely.

Today, on the other hand, was not a hiking day. Today was supposed to be my day of rest. Ha!

Well, maybe physically I rested. But then I decided I’d better just do it and book a flight to Toronto and a visit to my family, especially my mother is on the cusp of her 100th birthday.

All was reasonably well until I got to the part of online booking where I was renting a car as well – and darn it, they won’t let you rent online unless you are younger than 64! Really?!

So I had to call Travelocity. It took an hour to get the entire thing booked. Do you have any idea how stressful it is (for me) to be on the phone with someone for a whole hour while he checks and double checks rates and times and a zillion other details that I simply don’t care about and that I could have done online in five minutes?

Deep breath.

As soon as I had finished, I got the heck out of Dodge – walked in the park with Abby and, of course, had a much better idea almost immediately. Why rent a car when I can catch a ride with my nephew and have him drop me off at an airport hotel Sunday night for my early morning flight home? Much better than leaving my brother’s place at 4.30 a.m. and fighting Toronto rush hour traffic. And less than half the price of a car.

So I spent another goddess knows how much time on the phone making that change.

But now it is done. Whew!

I think I can relax for the rest of the day. This stuff makes hiking up a mountain look really easy.

And speaking of hiking up a mountain: the long range forecast is still looking great for next weekend, which means Phillips Ridge. And someone just posted photos from the Augerpoint Traverse. I am just panting to go on that now too.

The excitement never stops.

Tomorrow will be a nice little 4 hour hike – an easy day. Maybe I need it.11951663_10154175279457501_1855515211222413790_o

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