Today's exciting adventure:
Dan is a North Carolina boy. His family, the Doughtons, are famous in past NC history. He had an uncle who was Lt. Governor of NC and another uncle who was a Senator and head of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington. One Uncle was instrumental in pushing the Blue Ridge Parkway through. Now there is a Doughton Park on the parkway. Dan himself worked for the President in the basement of the WhiteHouse (with the Navy), Nixon was President.
Dan and Joan were the dancers. At our Christmas parties (When he was my boss in Naval Intelligence Processing) the crowd would stand back and quit dancing to watch Dan & Joan ‘Cut a rug’. Joan is a cute little thing and Dan is a pretty tall guy. It is no wonder her favorite TV program, like Shirl, is Dancing with the Stars.They entertained everyone. All our PA friends have great personalities. (TRUE)
The one notable thing about our friends here is they are ‘Family’ oriented! Dal & Marion have five kids and they have kids. They are a very close knit family. Dan & Joan have four. Joan has their children displayed, with their kids. They are also a very close knit family. All are doing well.
Did I tell you, we have walked about ten miles here on the trail. We walked up to the AT half way trail marker today. WE met some more through hikers. Today it was Walker and Legs. Day before yesterday we met Yak, who hopes to finish the trail on his 55th birthday in September. We may see these guys again if we are able to stay on the trail this year.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Written By Regina Brett