9-14-09 day 104
start: YMCA Field in Waynesboro, VA
end: YMCA Field in Waynesboro, VA
daily mileage: 0
total mileage: 1325.8
We woke up in the middle of the night to Gooch and Bacon returning from Applebees at 1 AM, where they'd been watching the Packer's Game and evidently having some excellent adventures... rowdy cries of "That was the BEST NIGHT EVER" and so on were clearly heard. When we woke up (covered in dew), we heard their story... they'd apparently been drinking pretty heavily, and had been hit on very heavily and explicitly by a forty-some year old woman (it may need to be stated that Gooch and Bacon are our age, just out of college). Though nothing too crazy actually happened, and in stark contrast to their joyful shouts of the night before, "the morning after" found both of them feeling rather ashamed. It was pretty funny though.
We went to Weezies pancakes after waiting awhile to get nice and hungry, where we enjoyed cheap all-you-can-eat pancakes. For some reason, it was the best pancake-eating experience of our lives. We then napped, read, and screwed around on the library computers for the rest of the afternoon.
A northbounder Red Dawn met us, and told us a crazy story about 2 Virginia Tech students recently being murdered near the trail. He was one of the few people in the area, and had been questioned extensively as a witness (despite not having seen anything). A bit scary, though. Fiddler, Curse, and Tin-Man showed up and Raffle Queen agreed to drive all of us to the movie theater to watch Inglorious Basterds. The 6 of us (and Sysaphus's dog Icarus) all squeezed into her sedan, Tin-Man in the trunk! We had dinner at the food court and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Many of us found it to be our favorite Tarantino film. If you haven't seen it, you should.
We got to bed super late after a 1 AM Kroger run for supplies. Woo hoo!