Then, about a half hour later, the librarian motioned a lady over towards me, and it turns out the couple was back in town. The husband apparently developed a heart condition, so the trip was canceled, and they never really left town anyway. I talked a bit with the lady about her travels, and biking in general. At some point I am thinking about some sort of cross country bike trip, but that is a ways off from now.
I stopped at the dollar store to see what kind of junk they were selling, and bought a $2 sweatshirt, to help with the cold nights. I also bought two dog chains, since they were only a dollar each. These dog chains are perfect for practicing poi, something that I had been planning on doing more practicing on my trip. Its nice not having to carry everything, it gives a chance to accumulate some random objects.
As I left town I also took care of one very important item of business. I finally registered my canoe. Now I'm official. Also, officially $24 poorer, but oh well. It might save me a $150 fine for an unregistered boat.
I left town in the early afternoon, but managed to get hit by some pretty good rain storms. I sat out the first few under the shelter of some overhanging trees, and looked for a spot to camp. Right after I found a nice spot to hang for the night, I got hit with a hail storm. Its too early for hail in my opinion, but the weather disagrees with me. Also, lots more wind, as per the usual.