04.03.2013 47 °F
Still have 2 more days; but mentally ready to be home. Almost as soon as I go into a packing mode - I want the car running, the plane at the gate - I'm outta here. We said our goodbyes to Ben; We've had talks, laughs, long walks, good meals ... he's got a busy week ahead of him doing the tech production running Two Trains and that's where his attention will need to be focused. He's happy, appears to know everyone ranging from Ashland, Jacksonville & Medford. We didn't make a stop that someone wasn't hugging or talking to Neb.
It's almost scary to walk around Ashland - if it even looks remotely possible a pedestrian will cross the street (forget the walkways, they're for novices) all cars in every direction stop and they wait, and they wait, and they wait some more - eventually you feel compelled to cross and Cross to Somewhere. I took to hiding behind corners of buildings, hoping the drivers wouldn't notice me until I knew for certain exactly which way I wanted to go. Ben thought it was hysterical when he saw me lurking behind benches and flower pots.
Pelton House B&B was ideal and we're glad Ben suggested it. He lived around the corner (so to speak) and we were 2 blocks from downtown. Good Stop!