It’s been a good day. I got up at 6 AM this morning, and by 8 I had
picked up breakfast and a few other necessities and was headed west.
I drove to Cowan’s
Gap State Park, west of Chambersburg. And I spent the next couple
I only hiked a paltry 4 miles, but it was a pretty challenging route,
including a 750 ft. ascent striaght up the side of Tuscarora
Mountain. It brought back memories of the Mt.
Liberty hike. It never reached quite as steep a grade, and of
course it was far shorter, but it stil had me stopping periodically to
catch my breath. Which was exactly what I needed. A strenuous hike
in the mountains, on a clear autumn day – just what the doctor
ordered. I was grinning with the sheer joy of life by the time I
started the descent.
Some might question the sanity of driving for 5+ hours for two hours of
hiking, but they don’t know me. Mountain hikes are like lifeblood to
me, and in this season the need becomes impossible to ignore.
I’d post some photos, but I’ve mislaid my USB cable. Hopefully
The trip back is best left undescribed. Let’s just say I have no love
for PennDOT. Although there was one incident worth relating…
I stopped for coffee at the Ragged Edge coffeehouse, because the
combination of slow traffic, fatigue, and my usually afternoon malaise
was making me sleepy. As I was waiting in line, I heard the clerk (I
hesitate to grant him the title “barista”) say:
make cappucino, because our milk-steaming machine is broken. I can
make you a latte, though.
Can anyone in the class tell me what’s wrong with that statement?
Let’s review the ingredients of a latte:
- A whole lot of steamed milk
I’m now afraid to ever buy a latte there again.