The end! (For one of us)

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Let me just start off by saying I didn’t do blogging about this section of the midstate trail justice. Because I didn’t remember to write it up until now. But I will try to remember some of it!

First off, Annie’s daughter Cece came with us. Isn’t she cute? Heck, aren’t they both cute?

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Whenever a member of the younger generation is among us, I give them the honor of doing the selfie.

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If you noticed, we are all in bright clothing. That’s because hunting season had begun. Our last leg was through Douglas State Forest. There were a lot – A LOT – of pickup trucks along the side of the road as we found our drop-off spot for the car. I’m not a fan of being in the woods when hunters are, but Annie is even less of a fan.

We saw a couple of them in the woods. And we did a lot of singing. Annie and Cece had never heard “The other day I met a bear,” which is a song I learned in girl scouts, for the couple of years I was a girl scout. So I led them in that song. I forgot the last verse until after the hike, however.

Here’s the song, if you are interested. And I didn’t realize that “the end the end, the end the end, etc.” lyrics were actually part of the song until I listened to this! I thought we had just added that as kids.

A couple more pictures from along the way….

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And here we are at the southern trail marker! I think Annie is the one that saw it and gasped. Thank goodness we didn’t miss it!

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It looks very much like the start marker! I put the picture of both of us with it at the top of this post. We were very happy.

And Annie was ESPECIALLY happy. She has finished the trail! I still have a couple of sections to go, nearer home. When we complete those, we are going out to a celebratory dinner with our hubbies.

Meanwhile, here’s Annie at our celebratory lunch, post hike. Congratulations, Annie!

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PS Douglas State Forest is beautiful. Really, the whole trail hike is beautiful. You should do it.