Cool hostel with organic food (what was its name?), meteorite shower at Four Pines hostel, chicken buffet, famous McAfee Knob, sealing tent, laundering at Troutville Fire Station.
It was the first time I saw this option – staying in exchange for help. This time I preferred to pay, but much later I would flip my mind. It was no space, so I tented outside. It was raining. That how I learned that the tent must be sealed. I wasn’t! So the next day I ride to the nearest outdoor shop and did it. To be exact, the manager did.
I couldn’t forget how I had Trail Angels’ lunch in Tennessee a month ago but didn’t stay for their dinner with salmon. That probably why I stopped for two days in Four Pines hostel, that was famous for their neighbors – a small restaurant running by a family, that was famous for their chicken buffet. That last point holds me for two days. Yeah, discipline never was my strongest property.
McAfee Knob. Not too many people, not at all. 1 PM Monday.
Laundry at the fire station. Hooray, now I know how to start the washing machine. Yes, there were washing machines in South Africa. We even owned one, just never touched. The maid did.