Today I hiked to Boiling Springs, where our long-time Army friends Deb & Gordy picked me up and brought me to their house. I was hoping to visit with them on my way through Pennsylvania, and I’m glad it worked out so well. We know Deb & Gordy from Germany, where we were stationed together for years. Our families went to church together; our kids went to school together; and Gordy and I ran a Boy Scout troop together for several years. We’ve kept in touch ever since, and it is always nice seeing them again.
Gordy brought me to a supermarket and two sporting goods stores for some needed items. Being welcomed into their home was a wonderful respite from the trail. They could not have been more gracious, and I enjoyed staying with them and seeing their children and grandchildren, who were in town for Easter.
I was also able to FaceTime with my own granddaughter, who was in the midst of her 6th birthday party. This was a very enjoyable visit and well worth a second “zero.”