Tuesday was the day that my body started to realize that I needed to get some rest. I arrived with a little cold and it took a small turn for the worst. Nonetheless I powered through finishing half of what Paul was having me build for him and then made a trip in to Missoula for some supplies.
It was a trip to see how different Missoula is to all the cities in California, everything is so spread out! It’s refreshing in a way but it does take a bit longer to drive to all of your destinations. My main stop was the Good Food store. It’s like a Whole Foods but way better in my humble opinion. I was shopping for me and another gapper and wanted to get back in good time so I didn’t get to spend much time there.
The next time I go I’ll allot for more time to explore what they have, it’s probably the largest organic food store I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen at least twelve or so Whole Foods Markets in Los Angeles. I stocked up on some simple breakfast fixings as well as other basic ingredients such as onions, potatoes, garlic and eggs. After that I made my way to a gas station to throw a few bucks in before heading back.
When I arrived back at basecamp a decent headache started to set in and I was almost completely losing my voice. I knew that I wasn’t out of the woods yet with this cold. Luckily I could look forward to heading back to a nice and warm Wofati and get some rest.
I made some eggs in a cast iron frying pan over the propane stove and threw in the left over potatoes from feast night. The simple-ness of the meal was very comforting and delicious. The other gappers decided it was game night and Kai and Sara played a bunch of really awesome songs together on the guitars.
We played a game call Tok Tok Woodman where you build a small tree out of these plastic pieces and try to knock only certain ones that resemble the bark off without knocking over the core of the tree. It sounds kind of odd when you explain it over text but it’s incredibly fun and you don’t really know who’s going to win until the end.
We also played a game where someone hums a song and everyone tries to guess what the song is. We went a few rounds until Jim – one of the Ants – just started singing Bohemian Rhapsody and everyone had to start singing along. It ended the game but was really fun to watch. I couldn’t sing along because I was losing my voice but it was really nice anyway.
I ended up making my bed not to long after this and trying to get a good night sleep and to try and beat this cold.