Excitement on Day One

Uneventful drive off the mountain to Greensboro. We came early because a night’s hotel stay is less expensive than a month of remote parking at the airport, and the Marriott will allow us to leave the car here for no additional charge.

Lover’s Leap Overlook – Patrick County

We had to stop the car en route to allow a hen turkey and her gang of poults cross the road. The little last one was chasing a bug and not paying the least attention to the car or his siblings and mom crossing without delay. He zig-zagged around in front of the car in pursuit of the bug that only he could see. He finally saw our bumper in front of his beak and flared his tail to run and catch up with the gang.

I neglected to get a photo, regrettably, but then née reminded me of my little brother when we were kids. He had a gnat’s attention span, and was always chasing bugs! We are so looking forward to seeing him in Stockholm later this week!

Anyway, while eating breakfast this AM, the hotel’s alarm went off, and we all had to file out of the building, to await the all-clear. Some came from showers and bed. The brave guys in fire gear arrived, checked out everything, and found no emergency. So we only waited about fifteen minutes to be able to return.

Exciting beginnings!









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