Now it must be said that this trip was the sole accomplishment of the fair and industrious Trudy. It was just about a year ago that she looked into it and got reservations at the lodge. And it was she who assembled the hike books and the geology books. And it was she who, before we left, actually did homework into which hikes were just right for the three of us.
So here we were on the morning of our first full day at Big Bend. We had taken hot showers and laid out our hiking boots. The camera was sitting ready to go. And our packs were packed with water and snacks. The electric skillet was plugged in, and eggs were frying, and toast was toasting, and butter and jelly were set out on the counter.
Then Trudy came in from outside where the sky was blue and the sun was shining and the air was cool and fresh. She had a smile on her face. She was holding the "Hiking Big Bend" book.
It's just the beginning of the week, she said,
and I'm already feeling like we don't have enough time.
Time? We had lots of time. This was just the beginning of our week. Besides, the sky was blue and the sun was shining, and we had a plan for the day.
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