Friday, June 17, 2011

The Wacky Tobacco Trail

The American Tobacco Trail is a 22-mile rails-to-trails project over in the Triangle area, a portion of which passes through the extensive Chatham County gamelands. My old comrade-in-geocaching Beth "Bog Turtle" Walton had come down from Illinois for a visit, so this morning, she and Debbie "Cupdaisy" Shoffner and I got together and trucked over to the ATT for a bit of hiking and caching. We put in about five miles on the trail and snagged a dozen caches, including a very evil multi called "I Had a Nice Visit—Again" (GC2RGXZ), one stage of which cost me an ungodly amount of hair from all the hair-pulling. (Yes, this is how we have fun.) Afterward, we discovered a most wonderful little restaurant called Ted's Montana Grill, which specializes in bison—a particularly fortuitous event for us, as Ms. Bog Turtle and I both can't get enough dead buffalo, and they really do it right here. I will mention that Ted's a reasonably classy restaurant, with fairly upscale ambiance; now here come Damned Rodan, Cupdaisy, and Bog Turtle, fresh off the trail (meaning definitely not so fresh), looking like something Bigfoot dragged in. An appealing incongruity, I think. Anyhoo, we enjoyed a very late lunch or early dinner (dunch?), and then it was back on the road for home.

I hope Ms. Bog Turtle enjoys the rest of her visit, and snags many caches.

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