The morning started far too early – 4:00 AM, to be exact. That was the time that we received an automated call saying that Laura’s flight to Seattle was delayed. We managed to fall back to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time for a Saturday morning (even though Laura was originally scheduled to fly out of Greenville at 7:00 AM.) We had an early lunch, and she headed for the airport and I headed home.
I dropped by the "Riff for Griff" (see previous post), then did a bit of clothes shopping. Seems everyone was headed to the mall, too. Traffic was terrible.
Furman was playing App State today. This was basically the game for the Southern Conference championship, since both teams had been undefeated in conference play. I had originally thought I might ride up to Boone for the game, but with Laura traveling, things got crazy. My plan was to head downtown to Wild Wings and watch with a group of fellow Furman fans.
I got to town early, and decided to check out the new "Rails to Trails" systems along the Reedy River that Greenville is planning. They have opened up a new section that begins at the Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park, and runs along the Swamp Rabbit Railroad and Reedy River for a couple of miles. There is a rubberized jogging surface that is great even just to walk on. I, of course, had camera ready and took some pictures…
It was all very nice (except for the concertina wire.)
At Wild Wings I found the section reserved for Furman and took a table. There were a very few other tables occupied, and no one that I knew. This was NOTHING like our party at Frodo’s for the NC State game. I watched Furman and App State exchange a couple of scores, had a couple of beers and some fried mushrooms, then decided I would be better off watching at home. The game was a disaster – Furman lost 7-40, and played terribly.
I cleaned up around the house and got a few things ready for Mrs. Wright’s arrival. Clocks were set back, and Laura called around 10:30 to let me know she had finally arrived in Seattle. From there, it’s another couple of hours to Samish Island. I know she will have had a very, very long day, even without the time change.