However, I did survive the torturous trail, although I can't say the same for some wildlife along the way who sadly fell victim to that chili. Thankfully the only lingering side effect on me from the hike is sore calves from the steep climb.
The next morning at breakfast was awkward to say the least, as the 6 couples are tryin' to figure out who dunnit. Everybody was makin' small talk, but in our minds we were all playin' our own game of Clue, like was it Colonial Mustard in the library with the candlestick? Was it the quiet unassuming couple who looked shyly at each other while they passed the cinnamon buns? Mama always said to watch out for those quiet ones! Or could it have been the talkative Australian couple making their way from Florida to DC to visit their daughter? Hhhhmm, sure would be a satisfying drive for those mates. The elderly couple celebrating their 50th anniversary was a long shot 'cause I don't know if there's enough Viagra in this world to get the rust outta those old pipes. Perhaps it was the blow hard and his snooty wife who seriously needed to get laid? That would be a victory cry indeed! Maybe it was the nice middle aged couple who just needed a break from their teenagers for the weekend? Lord knows their young'uns were probably doin' the same thang wherever they were.
All I know is, after breakfast I packed my suitcase and took the walk of shame out to my car. My calves were not my only body part feelin' the effects from the day before. Hah, if I was a smoker I would have lit one up baby!!!