The journey begins as I pack my car and finalize what I think I will need. I was planning on being on 79 heading south before 9pm, but I did not even leave UVSR until 9:18am. I used my fuel perks at GetGo and saved 10 cents to top off my car at $3.89. It was then onto West Virginia.

The drive was good, very good weather, almost too good to be driving weather.  Gas prices rose as I headed south. I topped off in Elkins for $4.14 (I should have waited until I arrived at Seneca as the price here is 3.89).  I stopped at NROC to tell them I was here. I was told to enjoy the weather and settle in, but it will not be until Wednesday morning when I start working. Next step involved finding my home.

I found the hidden driveway with ease and turned in. The adventure began just driving up the driveway as the car slid and eventually crawled its way up. I knocked on the door (knowing that no one was home) and then walked in. I explored the trailer and the surrounding land of what I will be calling home for the next few months. After familiarizing myself with the place (but I still had no idea who was staying where, what the rules were of the place, etc) I moved some of my stuff into a corner in the kitchen and some of the bigger stuff I left out back. I swapped the tires on my red bike for some road slicks and rode around on Snowy Mt Road. It was around 4ish when I hopped in my car and drove to try to find Beau.

I drove past NROC and then through the valley to Seneca.  I had no idea what type of car to look for or when he would be where.  I drove around Yokum’s campground and met up with Tom and Molly. Tom introduced me to Matty, Apple, and a few others who were building a very long slack line. I watched them as they tried different methods of tightening the line with the Ford Escape. They eventually got it tight after the z drag and 4 wheel drive.

It was then back on the road to the trailer to see if Beau had returned. I drove up the driveway and still no one was home. I did another little ride of the bike on Snowy Mountain Road. At 9ish I drove back to NROC to see if Beau was there looking for me. Once I turned around in front of the yellow house a truck drove up and it was Beau and Justin. I followed them back to the trailer where they told me all about their long day at Seneca.  Justin then informed me about the trailer and how he needs to have some rules and regs written up.

Beau and Justin helped me set up the old Keyes family tent in the back. Justin, who just learned what an iphone was, doubted the durability of the canvas cabin tent. I spent some time reinforcing the tent with some nylon cord and duck tape, before crashing on the floor of an empty bedroom.