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Discussion in 'Places I Have Lived' started by Ken Anderson, Mar 9, 2015.
I just got back from a six-mile walk. I didn't start getting sore until I got back in town, and I'm still not too sore. I think I'll stick with the six-mile walks until I can do that without having to rest up for two days afterward, then extend it to seven.
I didn't take a lot of pictures because much of it all looked the same and because I spent a great deal of my walk talking to my son and his wife on the phone. They are living in California, where he was raised. He is still married to a girl he dated in high school and has two grown sons, one with two kids of his own.
I walked part of the way back on a snowmobile trail that roughly parallels the road. My shoes got wet so I had to call for my wife to bring me another pair, so I walked the road the rest of the way.
Okay, I did six miles yesterday and I'm not hurting today so I am going to do another six today.
This has been puzzling me, sooo, I have to ask is that your footprint in the snow?
That's not my footprint. It's a track in the snow that kind of looks like a human footprint but there are toes, so the person would have had to be barefoot. Perhaps it's a baby bigfoot. Another possibility is that it's a bear track. Although it's longer than is usually seen in a bear track, I have found some examples of bear tracks that looked similar.
By the way, I made it through my second consecutive 6-mile hike. I have a blister on one foot and suffered from chafing but, otherwise, it wasn't so hard.
I posted the photos from my walk here because they are mostly of things within the town of Millinocket. But, since I'll be branching out in my walks to include places outside of town, I will be moving those posts and pictures to a thread in the Health & Wellness area entitled Walking For Exercise And Fun, or something of that sort.
I mentioned it in another thread, but we have a thing going on here in Millinocket right now, where our newly hired police chief has made a lot of waves. Ten of the eleven police officers we had here when he was hired have either resigned or been fired, and the assistant chief, who is a long-time town employee, having served as the animal control officer before becoming a police officer many years ago, has been on unpaid leave after an altercation in which the chief was highly insulting, even calling her the c-word that ends with a "t", which I can honestly say that I haven't heard anyone actually use since high school. I don't know what brought it on but he did this in front of several witnesses, some of whom had filed complaints even before she filed her own complaint. He resigned from his last job in Connecticut, where he was a police lieutenant, after being accused of sexual harassment, and was hired here as chief. Strangely, the assistant chief was the one to be put on leave.
The town just had a $90,000 judgment against it from another police officer for unjustifiable termination, and the assistant police chief's own case should be coming up soon. WABI-5, a Maine television station has a video about it on their site - here. It's not one that I can embed in the post, so you'd have to click on the WABI-5 link and notice the number of people who are wearing masks. The news report says nine of ten officers have left, but the number is actually ten of eleven, but they might not be considering the assistant chief, since she hasn't actually left; she's on unpaid leave.
Talk about some excitement in your small town.. Not the best, but somehow on the long run, things will sort itself out as it usually does..
I like our town manager. It seems that he's an awful town manager but I like the guy. He was a paperworker at the mill here and, when the mill closed, he went back to school and earned a degree, after which he was hired as the town manager for a town adjacent to where my camp is. After a few years, when an opening came up here, he returned home as the town manager. But it seems that he listens to all the wrong people.
Ride the Rocket to Millinocket!
Millinocket made CNN news today.