Friday, October 16th, 2015
Shooting stars we saw. We viewed with awe. Our walking route also called for a section
through the forest. The kicking of leaves, which created a hissing sound, and moving shadows
conjured up from our flashlights spooked Tre’von in the darkness of
the early morning. We could still see the stars above but they
were blinking because of the effect of passing through the trees. Owls were making their sound. These were great sensations.
Paul had made a jovial deal with us the night before, “Come to Mass with
me in the morning and I’ll take you to the newspaper place for a story.” Paul, our B&B host, placed this loving
condition on us which, to us, was irresistible.
We sealed the deal. We like both
of the venues and their people. We sat
in at the Christian service and then ventured off to the Herald, the local
paper, for an interview. This was followed
by visiting a new-age shop which was newly opened. We happened to be there
just before the ribbon cutting ceremony.
There I met briefly with the local senator. I told him of our guru’s benevolent work and how he came to the US fifty years ago
from India and launched the Hare Krishna Movement.
I asked him, “How are things?”
“Lots of problems,” he said with a smile.
“I can imagine,” was my response.
From that downtime in Tyrone’s downtown, I
proceeded onto the highway going up the mountain and entered into deer hunting
country. 1600 acres are allotted for the
hunt in this area. At one point, a young
fellow, plumber by profession, pulled over and graced us with a donation. He liked what we were doing and then happily
received from us our favourite mantra,
the Hare Krishna mantra. He wanted to invite us to his home but he
remarked, “My wife would think I was crazy.”
May the Source be with you!
21 miles / 33 km