First off, I have apologize for no post this morning… But it seems that although I set my alarm for 5:30, the button I hit wasn’t in fact the snooze, but apparently the “Off”… And I awoke abruptly at 6:55, when I needed to be AT the truck at 6:00. As you might imagine, that made me an hour behind schedule all day.
As I write this now, it’s 11:40PM, and I’m more than a bit tired, but I can’t go to bed without telling you about all the FUN we had today.
Today is our shortest day- From Montpelier VT to Killington VT… Staying on the access road to the ski area- if you’ve ever been to Killington to ski, I mean the brutal uphill once you turn off Rte 100. Yes, that’s the finish of the “Easy day”.
While VT Route 100 MAY just in fact be the worst road for man, beast, bike, or box truck- It leads you through some beautiful country and through areas ravaged by Hurricane Irene last year… One home I saw today had a blue spray-painted line just below the top of the front door- Along with that line were the letters “HWM 2011″ High water mark… Just below the TOP of your door… Imagine that… Along the route today, HUNDREDS of piles of dirt and stone bigger than the houses and in some cases, even the barns around them. This area is still recovering, and it’s amazing there weren’t more lives lost- A testament to the dedication and skill of the men and women that wear the uniform… But the people are great! Acting like it’s just another day- Roads we’ve taken in the past- Gone. no sign of even trying to fix the side streets- but temp bridges everywhere help people carry on and endure as repair work continues.
I hate to cut this short, but exhaustion is setting in… Closing one eye to try to tough it out and see clearly isn’t cutting it-
I need to crash… Don’t think I can prevent it. I need rest, and my body says NOW!
Be back with more tomorrow…
Keep the wind at your back, and the downhills in front of you