I had a delicious lunch today. Rodger’s served meat loaf, black-eyed peas, fried okra, potato salad, and corn bread. I went to eat when the restaurant first opened at 11 AM and it was deserted as far as customers go. It is so nice to go sit down and have a southern style cooked meal prepared everyday. It is so hard just cooking for one most of the time.
After lunch, I just hiked and hiked while I listened to the radio. Up to the end of the cotton mill back to my house is three miles. I hiked it twice for a total of six miles today. A train of hopper cars was sitting on the passing siding track behind the mill when I walked back behind there waiting on a north bound freight to pass. Within moments, the signal down the tracks turned from green, to yellow, and then red as the lights of the locomotive emerged around the curve. I stood off to the side to gain some distance between me and the rails as the grand freight flew by with a roar and then proceeded with today’s journey. It was another beautifully warm day and I hiked in a t-shirt and shorts.