July 14, 2013
Miles’ caloric intake: 8,031.6
For all of those who enjoy brevity, then this post is for you. I find myself dozing off again tonight, so I will be brief; otherwise, this post may turn into a breeding ground for spelling and grammar mistakes and just plain nonsense.
We did a tour of the Dartmouth athletic fields and campus this morning before heading to the Long Trail Brewery for lunch near Woodstock, Vermont. We enjoyed a great lunch outside along a stream. I tried the Double Bag and Miles had the Belgian White to start and then the Double White Ale. They had a ton of old beer cans displayed inside, so my dad pointed out all of the Cincinnati beers he remembered growing up. Wiedemann, Hudepohl, and Burger beer were a few that he recognized. Of course, Cincinnati beer is mostly German. We checked out the brewery, smaller than I imagined for a place that churns out so much beer, but cool nonetheless. We picked up a couple of pint glasses and t-shirts on our way out as a little remembrance of our time on the Long Trail.
We headed back to Hanover to check out the Dartmouth bookstore and have some amazing gelato at Morano’s. We went back to the hotel to relax and watch the Red Sox lose in extra innings to the A’s. We then made our way back to the Dartmouth campus to spend some time at the Robert Frost statue in College Park, at the suggestion of two of our blog followers, Gene and George. Near the observatory, Bartlett Tower, and The Old Pine stump was a life size statue of Robert Frost sitting on a granite rock, working on a poem. It was a very fitting place for us to visit since Miles’ trail name, Miles To Go, is derived from a line in a Frost poem. It was a secluded place, the moon high in the sky as the mosquitoes came out in full force.
We had an awesome dinner at Three Guys’ Basement BBQ that filled us up. We had fried pickles for an appetizer and I ordered a hot dog topped with cheese, pulled pork, and bacon and a side of mac and cheese. Talk about calories! We are now digesting back at our hotel and resting up for our slack-packing tomorrow. We had a great day hanging out with my dad and I think we’re all ready to hit the hay tonight after a perfect zero day here in Hanover.