We got an early start this morning at Lyle’s insistence. Trouble is, there are a few more things missing than we realized yesterday.
For one, the binoculars are gone. We assume that Stan never returned them when last he had them. Lyle says it’s okay and that we’ll just have to rely more on my excellent vision and what he calls my foresight. I’m flattered but think he is actually counting on our drones to fill that need.
About midday the first village this side of the mountain came into our view. Many more lay beyond, with the city on the plain farther still, beckoning before the desert.
We should be standing near its humble buildings this same time tomorrow.