Well, it's the end of week 1 and we've walked 94 miles. Many of the MOANers forgot to show up at the starting point, but I'm confident that they'll be able to catch up. The good news is that everyone made it out of Canada without getting stopped by the Mounties (Firebird, I'm very proud of you for that)and we all made it through immigration (including Beej67 who was somehow able to convince the agents that she was a US citizen using only her library card...I think she slipped them some Molson Ice and they were just drunk) and no one needs to stop for new shoes. The bad news is that we all smell. Really badly. Apparently, I forgot to put deodorant on our list of supplies. I will make sure to pick that up at the nearest CVS (does anyone have EVB we can use...the moose in Canada ate most of my cash and the rest was lost in our swim across the St. Lawrence River. Fortunately, the oxen, bullets, and food did not drown along with the cash). Particularly noteable in the smell arena is Calsfan who MOANed the hardest this week. She finished 33 miles all by herself (fortunately, I only MOANed 1.5 miles so I'm pretty far away from her stench. Not so lucky are Sapphire12 and Kath74, who MOANed 15 and 12 miles respectively). All of the other MOANers fell somewhere between my pathetic attempt to MOAN and Calsfan's insanely loud MOANing.
But there's more good news. We are now taking a mandatory rest stop in Brasher Iron Works, NY. And yes, it's as exciting as it sounds. With it's population of 2337, I'm sure one of the 930 households will let us use their shower. If not, we can hitch a ride over to Potsdam, NY. Fortunately, Potsdam is home to SUNY Potsdam so we can rest up and shower in the dorms and maybe find a good party to crash (and hopefully the party will be filled with many young, corruptable PBBs). And if that's not a broad enough stroke of good luck, the inventor of Jolt Cola just happens to be an alumni of SUNY Potsdam. Just the break we need before we start MOANing again in the morning.
So ladies, rest up, freshen up, and I hope you're not too hung over. We've still got a long way to go before Boston!
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