Mea culpa…

So much going on and such a poor job of updating. And what an adventure so far.

As I type this, I have made it to Morris Hill Campground in western VA. Tent is set up and I made a nice Cuban sandwich (minus the press) for dinner. And now a nice cigar and a beer by the campfire.

So the highlights to date… Saturday started with a quick stop at a big yard sale to see if there were any good bargains an then on to a super farmers market. I had purposely not packed any produce, so this was a planned shopping stop. Got some nice stuff not to mention a bacon burger slider and a hot dog. I also got an idea to plan a trip around farmers markets and not pack any food, but just see what meals can be made from what I find. Stayed tuned for more on that.

A 5 mile walk around the James River Parks and Belle Isle and then it was off to see Richmond’s breweries. Hats off to Legend Brewing (www.legendbrewing.com), Hardywood Park Craft Brewing (www.hardywood.com) and Strangeways Brewing (strangewaysbrewing.com). What a great afternoon/evening of sampling craft brews.

I had to make it somewhat of an early night (which was partially successful) as the alarm was set for 4:30 to volunteer at the I Love the Tavern Triathlon (www.richmondmultisports.com/i-love-the-tavern-triathlon.htm). I spent the morning helping to make sure some 400 plus bike riders made a tough 90 degree turn on the bike course. No wipe outs. Then back to break camp and drive west and here I am. Tired but happy, by the fire.

So off to the sleeping bag as tomorrow morning holds a bike ride and more exploring. Another update tomorrow night from Maryland.

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