I had no idea that Idaho's Panhandle is on a different time than the rest of us in Idaho. This area up here is on Pacific Time. The rest of us are on Mountain Time. That means they say it's 6 pm right now but it's really 7 pm for me. I don't like time warps, especially silly tricks like this one. Oh, I think I know why they do it--it's because they all shop in. But still, it's irksome.
I really enjoyed my hike. It was a real hike--not a walk. The trail had a lots of tread roughness, it was muddy as heck and slippery, too. It went up and down and around and even had a suspension bridge. Based on my walking pace and time it was on the high side of 2 miles. Very popular trail. Very scenic and very non-urban. I hope to post some more stuff about it. I wore only a flannel shirt and my summer hat. By the end of the hike, I was getting a wee bit chilled. I went and put on a jacket and a warm hat and went out looking for El Cheap-O Greasy Spoon. I found it in the Paul Bunyan burger joint. In spades. As the Tweets note, I got a double bacon cheeseburger--two patties--with a LOT of veggies and sauces for $2.11 total. The place was tended by 2 high school girls. I told the one at the register that I didn't want the hamburger bun so they piled it all into a french fry paper thingie. There was even 4 pieces of bacon. Yeah, I know it's like a million milligrams of cholesterol but, hey, at least it was virtually no carbs. Anyway, it was about a half mile from the resort so I fast walked back here to the Tower, hoping some of that gutbomb would kinda, sorta settle somehow.
This resort is owned by somebody who I would guess to be the equivalent of "JR" on that old TV series, "Dallas." Everywhere you look, his last name--Hegeboom--or something like that--is plastered everywhere. His corporate HQ is out in the lake water and has boat slips underneath it. Very obscenely wealthy.
I have to do some technical stuff with the computer right now so will return later. Bye, bye...jp
OK--I'm BAAACK! I had to go download Irfanview onto this netbook so I could process my photos. Now that we have Irfanview installed on this thing, we will post up a BUNCH of photos! Uh, huh!