September 21, 2011 – Day 13 – 31 miles
I spoiled myself rotten today. This morning I walked into the town of Palisade hoping to find a grocery store. It turns out that what used to be a grocery store now stands abandoned, “on account of the economy”, as I was told by a local who must listen to a lot of Bruce Springsteen. To satisfy my need for calories I decided to treat myself to a breakfast at Kelly’s Kitchen, which is one of the two restaurants in town. Feeling like I needed a taste of home of this cold and rainy morning I ordered the Mountain Man Omelet. A mass of eggs, three meats, five vegetables, and gravy, with a side of hashbrowns and pancakes. Words cannot explain the greatness of this meal, but if they could they would be interjections typed in all caps.
Camp tonight was in a populated place as well, and even though I rolled in after dark I walked four miles round trip for a vanilla ice cream cone. So spoiled.