The distance on the gravel road from out house to pavement (the highway) is 5 miles. I have been walking to the highway and back while I have been home, because I want to stay in shape for the trail. We live in a very beautiful place, and I wanted to share what I see … Continue reading Walking at Home
When I walked in the door at 2:30 a.m., my cat (Grace) was there to greet me. She sniffed me thoroughly and warmed up to me immediately. This is major for her, because she has TWO humans who are ‘hers’-Me and Bud. She doesn’t readily warm up to other people easily. I was glad she … Continue reading Home Sweet Home!
When we went out to the car the next morning, our donut spare was flat! We would not be able to drive somewhere to get it fix. Thankfully, Little Bear was still there at the Hostel and offered to take us to get a new tire. I don’t know what we would have done without … Continue reading On The Way Home!
I had met Little Bear through my blog before my 2016 hike. She started commenting on my blog, and I started reading hers. At that time, she was preparing for a ‘shake-down’ hike on The Vermont Long Trail. She and I just hit it off. We both suffer from an Auto Immune disease, so that … Continue reading Meeting Little Bear
My stay at Nature’s Inn was….cold! I arrived in the morning, and spent most of the day sitting in the sun. The wind was still blowing, so it added a chill to an otherwise beautiful day. The hostel has only been open for a couple of years, and the owners are still in the process … Continue reading Leaving Nature’s Inn
I still can’t respond to comments on the post about what went down at Elmer’s without wanting to cry. All of your comments and outpouring of support and prayers mean the world to me! I especially appreciated the comments from my those of you who don’t comment a lot, (because I know you might feel … Continue reading Just a quick comment
(Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn) I had paid Elmer the night before, so I was free to leave whenever I wanted. There was a trail family (People who meet on the trail, hit it off, group up, and hike as a group) that was staying there and they were afraid to speak above a whisper. I saw … Continue reading Leaving Hot Springs
First of all, thank you for all of your kind responses. You have no idea how much your words of support and encouragement, as well as your prayers mean to me. I think I will start crying again if I respond to them all individually. They meant so much to me. After crying off and … Continue reading Elmer Apologized
I am at the library. I’m not sure how to get pics from my phone to the computer, so we will not have pics with this blog post. I’m not having a very good day. I really want to get the hell out of Hot Springs, North Carolina….AWAY from ‘Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn’ and his vegetarian … Continue reading Ripping The Trail UP! Tired, Sore and Upset in Hot Springs