“There is truth to the saying that a fire warms the soul of a traveler and Easter night, we were fortunate enough to find a site at Taylor Park and have our first campfire. It’s a small but pleasant place where we met some endearing characters including a pair of twelve year old paranormal detectives, Alice and Bella.
Three weeks away from Vancouver launch, the final countdown begins and I can’t help but think of our first Easter on our first walk which was spent at Granger Lake outside of Taylor TX with a haunted bridge and two 12 year old psychic detectives.
Easter 2008. Granger Park
The following excerpt is from a blog a wrote recounting that day…
Hudson and Murphy took to them instantly and we joined them for some sightseeing. One of the most curious sights was Hoxie Bridge, cranky, completely out of place, and yet reputedly haunted by the headless ghost of a murdered convict who helped build it.
Hudson peed on it.”
I’ve Seen This Movie Before
Later that Easter Day after our spooky adventures, I made preparations for the following morning then sank into a long, lazy mid afternoon slumber. My repose was abruptly interrupted however by a flurry of activity: vehicles slowly driving around the campground, searching eyes, whisperings, and accusatory glares.
It was all a bit unnerving so I sought out the mother of Alice and Bella and asked about all the hubbub. “Oh”, she remarked, “One of the families can’t find their eight…..” I could already hear the alarm bells clanging around in Yer Big Dog’s head, “…. year old son”.
“Damn”, I shook my head, “I’ve seen this movie before and the drifter is always the first guy to get blamed.”
The Journey Continues
With three weeks til launch I find myself filled with excitement with a small side of nerves for the upcoming walk. But it feels good to take a few and reflect on the stories from the first that made our adventures warm and rich.
Yer Big Dog’s Notes 1: They found the boy asleep under a tree not long after the search ensued and boy, was I relieved.
YBD’s Notes 2: Never found out what became of Alice and Bella but they should be 18 now and hopefully on their path to becoming psychic detectives…
YBD’s Notes 3: As part of our final preparations, we’re tightening up phraseology and branding henceforth I’m doing away with ‘Walk 2’ and ‘West Coast Walk’ as we feel it just doesn’t convey the importance of this undertaking. We’re going with ‘The Journey Continues’…. And so it does.