Sunday morning I woke up and walked over to Serpent Mound. It was early and Easter so I had the place to myself. Serpent Mound is exactly as it sounds a mound in the shape of a serpent.
I visited the gift shop and museum. Then headed back to camp. The day was glorious and warm with little to no cloud cover. I lied in the sun for most of the day, eating the remainder of the chips and salsa, pretending I was on the beach. Missing Florida a bit. I headed back to Serpent Mound around four to get fill up my water receptacles. I met a woman walking her dogs and we walked for a bit. She told me how the people in the area gather in the field for a giant drum circle on the solstice. Reminded me of DC. Every Sunday at the park by my apartment there was a drum circle. Had me missing DC a bit too.
I filled up my water, charged up my phone and headed back to camp. I made two packages of mac and cheese, binged and built a small fire. I lied down for a little bit. I must of closed my eyes for a second but I woke up and it was 2:30am.
Monday morning I was able to fall back asleep and woke up again at 8:00am. I started packing up, made some coffee and then headed out. I was headed for Peebles to pick up a resupply box. Once there I was so happy to see my new shoes. I then stopped at the grocery store to pickup some dog food. I looked up a shorter route to Mineral Springs.
My walk today was all road no trail. I was ready to lie down when I got to Mineral Springs. A lake with 300 or so campers. Some live here, some are weekend warriors and some just seasonal. This is the first time I've had to pay to camp on my walk. For a primitive campsite (no electricity or water) it was $25, a little high I think. However, I was tired and just wanted to crash.
The weather has been getting warmer. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain though.
Thank you readers.