Vampires and Crosses

Poor Mr. Toussaint. I’ve made he wait much to long for sharing the remainder of Avery’s interview with him. I had the chance to travel so I jumped at it, and everything else fell to the proverbial back burner.

My now is my chance to atone for neglecting that oh so charming yet frustrating vampire. I hope you enjoy it!

Avery and Char…a battle of wits?

“This one is kind of personal,” I chew on end of my pen, unexpectedly nervous about his answer. “Are you married? Do you have a girl friend or boyfriend or are relationships not part of vampire society?”

He arches his brows at me, and for a moment he twirls the stem of the wine glass in his long fingers. “Of course we can have relationships, should we choose to do so. I choose not to do so. No, I am not married. I’m happy just as I am.”

“You know I have to ask a follow-up to that, right? I mean that door is wide open.” I try my own version of a sweet smile, but somehow it doesn’t make an impression on him. Go figure.

Oh, note to self: remember to ask him about that cross. Note added, I meet his eyes. “So, care to share about your non-relationship status?”

He doesn’t speak for what feels like an eternity. Oh crap, have I offended him? And then he releases what sounds like a long sigh, or else I’m just being melodramatic.

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Yost Run Falls

A bust. I’m not going to keep you in suspense or beat around the bush, Yost Run Falls was a trickle.

A little background…Yost Run Falls is located in northern Centre County, PA, in Sproul State Forest. I was looking for a pretty waterfall hike that wasn’t 3 hours from home (but I wanted something north for hopefully better leaf color). Yost Run fit the criteria.

I know PA has been suffering from drought conditions (see below), but 2 days prior to my hike, we had some pretty significant rainfall. That gave me hope. Well, that is, until I started to hike.

Make no mistake about it…the leaf color and sunny skies saved the day! The hike down to the falls—Er, trickle—was absolutely gorgeous! I had the trail to myself given that it was a weekday morning.

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Have You Been Everywhere?

I’ve had the desire to travel, which has been tough because of the pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped me from listening to Road Trip radio on Sirius-XM. One of the songs I enjoy hearing is I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash (it definitely doesn’t hurt that I’m a Johnny Cash fan).

I decided to take a closer look at the lyrics to his song. After all, he sings through the places so quickly, it’s hard to keep track! Using lyricfind I started making notes of the places mentioned by Cash. As I went through the list, I quickly realized that I haven’t been even close to everywhere!

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