Yesterday, I went on the second Monadnock Hike of the summer. It was clear from the start that this hike was going to be a completely different experience from the one earlier in the season. The first factor was that it was pretty humid out yesterday and before long, I was sweating buckets. Ew. Well, we all were. Double Ew. Then, one of the girls had some difficulties breathing and her inhaler didn't seem to do much good. It seemed that it could be pretty serious and so Randa turned back down the mountain with the girl, leaving Matt and me with seven other girls. I stayed with the slow group- of course.
The two girls I was with ended up stopping about half a mile from the top. It was FINE with me. We sat on a rock with a great view and ate lunch while we waited for the other group. In fact, we started down the mountain a bit while we...ah...waited for them. ANYWAY- here was a quote heard while hiking, " Is there a drinking fountain at the top?" ( They were having trouble rationing their water.) AH...In a word, Nooooo. I think it was the same girl who asked if maggots grew under your arms if you didn't wash there. Oh my word. I should have said, " Try it!"
At long last, the trek was over. On our way home we stopped by Dublin Lake and jumped in. Huzzah! And then we went out to icecream - except not to Kimball's this time.
Speaking of icecream, Brad and I instituted a sugar fast in our household at the beginning of this month. There may have been one or two exceptions but I think I have consistently fallen off the wagon just about every day since then. It's nigh unto impossible when you are taking girls out to icecream practically every other day. Oh for some willpower.