Opportunity knocked and plans changed today. Friends from Charlottesville were available to come out and meet us for some riding and we jumped at the chance. It's been too long since we were all together.
It was a bit of a conundrum early on. One of them was receiving medical care that left him highly vulnerable and at risk for infection. Meeting here at the lodge was not the best idea so we chose insteadd to rendezvous on the road. meanwhile we enjoyed breakfast here. The dining are was a bit crowded but we found a secluded table tucked away and ate in relative safety.
We all met up at a gas station in nearby town. It was great to be together though we all kept a distance between us. As the day wore on it became hard to resist drawing closer together and I found myself slipping my neck gaiter up over my face from time to time when I felt any concern. It's just become a habit no, I almost don't think about it anymore.
A good day was had, the riding was excellent, and we spent time together. Returning to the lodge for dinner it was again a bit crowded and with a thunderstorm passing windows were not open as before. Still, we found a table ticked in a remote corner and enjoyed the great food brought to our table.
Tomorrow we move on and may face the greatest risk yet. We'll see.