We got an early start today, on our very deserved first day off of the tour, leaving at 9am for a hike up Noonmark Mountain, located 90 miles north of Luke's house in the Adirondack Mountains. Both Luke's Father and his youngest brother Matt led the way 3.2 miles out into the beautiful upstate NY wilderness and up to the tip top of the 3,556 ft summit, where we ate sausage and cheese bagel sandwiches. The wind cut right through us, but luckily Luke's dad was able to make the most of it with the kite he surprised us with after lunch.
On the drive home, we stopped at a Stewart's and ordered a number of sweet treats from a friendly girl named "Danish," including carrot cake ice cream in a very, very well advertised waffle cone.
We returned to chez Moellman, trail-worn and hungry, to a DELICIOUS spinach and sausage lasagna dinner prepared by Luke's Mom, who had also been busy preparing a flurry of sweet treats for our big show at Caffe Lena tomorrow (Tuesday) night, all of which is very appreciated. The show should be a great chance for family and friends to see Luke in action, so we look forward to a great turnout and will be sure to post tomorrow about how the show goes.
This evening was very relaxing--for the first time in five days we didn't have to drive to a new city or move any equipment down flights of stairs. We could finally just hang out and recharge for the weeks to come.