Zero Day! Relaxing at this awesome farm in a small country town called Goldvein, VA. Back in the 1900's when gold mines were plentiful the population was about 10,000 now only about 900 people live in town.
Mike and Nancy(Sue & Jere's friends) have a beautiful home and a super barn that they partially converted into a hunting lodge for when Mike has his hunting buddies over. Pool table, kitchen, bar, living room, bedroom... Really really nice. Mike used wood off the land to build the lodge/garage/horse stall.
PTD alarm clock today was the horse kicking the side of the stall wanting her breakfast. That was ok it was time to get up and enjoy the beautiful day. Sunny and hot.
Today they walked down to an old Grist Mill and Damn, sat on the farmers porch and just talked. Told stories of the trail and got to know each other. Enjoyed the breeze coming across the hay fields.
Mike is a leather man. He helped alter Jimmy's pants. They were falling off, so they took them in. They also made Dave a belt. His shorts were falling down too.
Later in the day Bailey(Mike and Nancy's daughter) and Corey came over and they all had a huge BBQ. Steaks, corn on the cob, etc...
Special thank you to Mike and Nancy for letting Ponytail and the Flying Scotsmen stay and enjoy their home. You made him feel like family. Dave couldn't say enough about you and his day off the trail. THANK YOU!
Sue & Jere - Special THANKS to you too for picking PTD up and spending time w/him and the Scotsmen.