Plus the small pastries I sampled before I pushed away from the table. What a way to start the day. By contrast this is what I started the day with yesterday.
Uh huh. I rest my case.
We chatted for a long time about pets we've had who have passed on, previous hikers and seasons, their home near the Superstition Mountains in Arizona and the birds/chipmunks who eat Dixie's garden plants here in Bucks Lake. Then I went off to have another soak in the tub and a lay down. Bliss.
Around 11:30 I got a text from Angela, who is driving down from Oregon/Washington and she wondered if I'd like some company tonight. WOW! Yes, yes, yes said I and so it's a done deal. She'll arrive sometime around 5pm today. So excited.
In the meantime walked to Bucks Lake Lodge, ready to eat a burger and salad. I was planning on a solo salad but they only have dinner salads. I think they're meat and potatoes types around here. So am I of course, I just have to fight the tendency.
I wiled away the day, buying a few more food items, getting my maps in order and trying to make sure I didn't lose anything necessary for my trail existence. Finally about 5:30 Angela arrived and after a bit we went to Lakeshore restaurant for that salad I wanted earlier in the day. It was yummy but, amazingly, no photographs of the meal. I was too busy eating it.
So fun to have Angela join me, if only for a bit. More tomorrow as I take off again for points south.