Hello out there! I'm still here and keepin' on keepin' on. Nothing of note has happened, the future is still uncertain, but I'm still hanging in there. I apologize profusely to all my bloggie friends for not being able to coment on your posts; I only have a limited amount of time on this computer.
I have been taking some long hikes and taking pictures of the mountain scenery around here, as well as the Fall foliage colors; unfortunately I still don't have acess to my own computer set-up, so I can't post them here. Heh, heh! One of the big things I keep not paying attention to is the fact that there are bigger and more hills here in Pennsylvania than in Newport - puff, puff, pant, pant! The big hike was this past Saturday, where I picked a route that took me up on the mountain; 13 miles altogether, which I walked in 6 hours. Not bad for an older fella! 4.3 miles of that was Stillouse Hollow Rd., one of the main thoroughfares through Michaux State Forest; in tose 4.3 miles this dirt road crawls up the shoulder of the ridge to the very top and rises 1,104 ft.. The way back down to civilization is Ridge Rd., which drops 1,054 ft. in 3.6 miles; a much steeper grade which made me very glad I didn't try this route from the other end and have to climp that monster! [Note: The picture at left is from the top of the ridge, but not taken by me. I found it on Google Images, and it was taken by David Dougherty and posted on his website.]
In any case, that's life in exile up to now.