Still stuck in May according to my journal entries…

Sunday May 30, 2010

Today I woke up in a not so great mood.  Just worried about my return home and what I may find there.  My short workout with the boys helped brighten my mood.  Then walked into the lake to a knee-high depth and decided it’s not worth risking the fish hooks in my feet.  Also lakes aren’t so fun for the weak swimmer.  There’s no current to help one along.  After that we went to a really nice creek in a canyon;

also managed to touch one of the many poison ivy infestations.  Hopefully I won’t get it again…Had two scoops of amazing ice cream for $2 from some super friendly ppl.  All Virginians so far are super friendly.  Now, after a good supper and hearing the many birds chirping and frogs crying (& boats roaring), I’m pretty much ready for bed.  I get to cook dinner tomorrow.  I’m thinking eggplant and chickpea stew.  I’m also going to try to wake up in a chipper mood.  One of my goals is to be the happiest person ever and that means not being gloomy over not being able to talk to my bf.  I’m in a wonderful relationship; that is nothing to be gloomy about.

We drive to our hitch campsite tomorrow.  I’m pretty excited.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Today was a really good day (The best day ever!) We didn’t do much.  Learned how to play Eucher, packed up the trailer and came to our official camp site, set up in a light shower.  Went to Covington for dinner at Burger King.  Hung out with the Wi-fi and cell reception.  On our return back to camp we stopped to see a beautiful waterfall.

Now we are going to bed early to get a good day’s rest for our first work day tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

We worked 8 hours today.  We had a slow start in the morning, being our 1st day and Dawn stopped by to officially meet us.  Then we set out on the trail.  Came across an open field with the mountain backdrop then walked down the overgrown trail we were to work on.  It was surveyed before we got there so we only have to work on parts of it.  (Wrong!)  Basically all we do is knock down weeds, widen the tread, bench cut the outslope, then re-veg to make it look like we weren’t there. 

I was tired very easily but we got a decent amount of work done.  Plus the trail goes right by a river so it’s exceptionally pretty.

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