Hopping through Georgia state parks has been a lot of fun. As I entered Little Ocmulgee State Park near McRae, Georgia, I quickly met the campground host. Her name was Maida. "I'm Maida- Maida Glew. I'm the only Maida Glew you'll ever meet." I believe her.
I set up my tent and reviewed my dinner options; the outlook was less than ideal- instant mashed potatoes, sardines, ramen. I hadn't had a chance to go by the store all day and the nearest one was several miles away. I was also running low on fuel for cooking, so I asked around a bit. I was soon introduced to Mike O'Grady and the rest of the Ontario crew. They happened to know of a church just a few miles away in town that has a $4 dinner every Wednesday, and they offered me a ride.
Things like this don't happen often, but when they do, its true magic. I'd like to extend a very special thank you to Mike O'Grady and the Ontario crew and the rest of the folks I met that night at the McRae United Methodist Church. What an amazing dinner! Such unexpected generosity and good company is a big part of what makes this trip truly amazing. It's great to meet others with such an open and adventurous outlook on life.
That evening was just what I needed for today. With heavy rains predicted by noon, I had the calories I needed to hammer out 65 miles by 12:15 to get to GA Veterans Memorial SP with plenty of time to set up camp before the storm. I think I'll take a zero day here tomorrow to let the storm pass- and also as a way to celebrate officially crossing the one thousand mile mark today.
One thousand amazing miles.