Late in the afternoon, they kept cutting into the local radio station with a weather emergency warning. According to the warning, there was going to be penny-sized hail, strong winds, and heavy rain. They also advised to stay inside a strong building and away from the window. Perhaps the warning was more dire than it had to be. In fact, I saw only the heavy rain and that came later in the evening. Nevertheless, I was a little concerned about the potential for floods, so I traveled further up the highlands. Then, when the heavy rain started, I had an early dinner at KFC/LJS in Mt. Pocono. It took less than an hour for the rain to slow to a drizzle, so I tacked on 4 more quick geocaches before heading home.
Heard two people complaining about inflation today. When I was at Turkey Hill in Stroudsburg, the cashier asked "Why does everything take money?" I was going to explain how money arose as a medium of exchange to improve upon barter when I realized he probably meant "Why does everything take so much money?" Okay... Later, at KFC/LJS in Mt. Pocono, the guy ahead of me ordered a bunch of items and his total came up to $27.91. He asked "Why is it so much?" See? It doesn't matter that Bernanke is in denial. People can clearly see that there is inflation -- serious inflation -- going on and it's only a matter of time before they start burning Federal Reserve Chairman effigies. (if they can still afford the kerosene to start the fire, that is)