mkb32 wrote:miss you only horrifically.
Will you promise to tell us about your adventure when you can?
Otherwise, you just CAN"T go.
Michelle, you and so many others keep me smilin' & I luves it!
Fuzzynavelnot21 wrote:Christina- Yes, we will miss you!! And as mkb said, it would be awesome of course if you could tell us all about it when you get back.....or part way through even. Hope you have a wonderful time!!
Stellarrenegade wrote:5-weeks!? I M SEW JELUZZZZ!!!!!1
I want to go on a 5-week vacation, so I have to live vicariously through you when you get back, k?
lol, well, Stellar I'm not sure you would be jealous of how awful everyone smelled
I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was shooting for 5 weeks, but kept revising that
itinerary......um, that is to say, I wussed out after 2 weeks
. Really this mini-trip was to just test the waters.....I plan to attack the northern half of the trail in years to come (a little at a time). My favorite part of the trip was looking up at the moonlight from my sleeping bag (I hiked with two other people....we stayed mostly in shelters but sometimes we "cowboy-ed it"). We hiked part of PA in the dark. At one point we all turned off our headlamps and had a moment of silence as we watched the landscape twinkle. To be honest, I'm not sure what the correct term for "fireflies" but that is what I had always referred to bugs with butts that light up. Many of the other hikers enjoyed stopping and picking the berries or observing wildlife, but I found that I was less interested in those things....I enjoyed the exercise and the time to be alone and vegg-out. I had the chance to stay in an iconic (infamous) Hiker Hotel---The Doyle in Duncannon, PA. It was basically a room above a bar with a sign on the window that said to operate it at my own risk. lol.
yikes. To be honest, market street in Duncannon, PA reminded me of that run-down town from Silent Hill. I kept hearing blaring sirens from my window and the sound of a rumbling train nearby and I kept thinking when the ashes were going to start falling from the sky and when the walls were going to change color!
Anyway, I'm back in civilization now....slowly remembering the nuances of industrialized life (I laughed to myself when I observed my grandmother-in-law fussing over fruit at the supermarket.....what would she think if she knew I had dirt in the bottom of my enamel mug but put food in there and ate out of it anyway?)
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world. — Albert Schweitzer