Monday, April 21, 2008

Layed to rest.jpg

Layed to rest.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 48: April 21st. Today about 2 miles into my hike into Daleville, I slipped on a small rock and fell. I was ok, but my trusty hiking stick died! It broke in half. I tried to duct tape it together, since duct tape fixes everything, but to no avail. So CJ gave it a final eulogy and we laid it to rest in the woods once again. It served me well for about 710 miles. I quickly found a new, more sturdier hiking stick, since I dont have hiking poles! All is well again.

But today we officially hiked 9.4 miles into Daleville for a nero. We are 716.7 miles from Springer & 1459.5 miles from Katahdin. We are staying at a Howard Johnson hotel for the night! It is nice since it rained on us yesterday and this morning. It is actually raining as I type this message, so hopefully it will be clear skies tomorrow! We had Mexican for lunch...3 soft tacos and a taco salad for me! Not to bad, actually. Then we went to the outfitter and Kroger to resupply for the next few days. We plan to order a Papa John's pizza for dinner! We met Piglette and Smoky last night in the shelter and they are staying at the HOJO as well.

Cheryl: Great to hear from you, and that you found my site! How exciting! I am glad to hear that you, Laisa and your family is doing well and that Laisa will be moving closer to you guys! Tell her I said hello!

Snider! Great to hear from you. Thanks for leaving your number because I had lost it! Will be in contact! Hope you and Noah is doing well!

Steve: Welcome to the blog! I cant wait to hear about Bill's journeys on the AT as well! Hope to meet you after the trip! God bless.

Eikenberry: I hope my beard gets as long as Dartman's beard! That would be cool, but I doubt it will. I could braid it and everything! lol.


Anonymous said...

Hi from mom,
Rich says if you want to look like santa he can give you some dye tips, he grew his out and tried dying it for santa job this winter. His beard was purple once. I still love that view on the knob it is cool when you make it bigger on the computer. Have a nice dry night indoors and stay safe. Glad you found a new stick. Love you,

Mel Eik said...

The challenged has been issued. Grow, beard, grow!
Btw, we need a pop-tart update :)

PS said...

I know it was a sad day to loose your stick. I think I met you the day you found it....

just hike on,

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are okay. The stick can be replaced although I am sure you had bonded well. What a beautiful picture you posted. Keep hiking!


Mac/cgul1 said...

Sorry to hear the passing of your staff and hope that its replacement provide the steady comfort as did its brother.

Kristi said...

I'm sure it was a sad moment to give up the stick - at least you found a better one. I'm glad you didn't break anything in the process.

A side note - I'm going to start working prn in our hospital here - maybe I should get advice from Amee.

And, hey, is that MY long lost friend - Cheryl - who found your blog??!!! Click on my name and check out my blog to see lots of pictures of Matthew, Cheryl - sorry Jeremiah - I don't know how else to communicate with Cheryl at the moment :o)