Ray Richards, a shipmate from our time on USS Eisenhower in the 70's, and an unabashed "Mainah," met me at "Top of the World" in Maine, with milk and home-made whoopie pies!
"Top of the World" is where ME11 crosses the trail, and is the highest pass in Maine. Ray had arrived early, and was playing trail angel to hikers crossing the gap.
From here, we headed to his childhood home where we caught up on our lives, told old sea stories, and ate pizza. I cannot begin to tell you how I appreciated his down east hospitality, and how good it was to see him.