Thank you all for the warm welcome.
swampfox: I was unaware of the videos....thanks! I must remember to slow down and take some photos/savor the moment.
Poppabear:Are you from PA? I'm originally from Schuylkill Co. near Pottsville -- about 20 mi north of Port Clinton. Did a few day hikes/overnighters on the AT when I was a kid in the scouts.