And They’re Off!

In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With –  Charles Schulz

The gas tank is full, the refrigerator stocked, the tanks that are supposed to be full are filled and the ones that need to be empty are emptied – we are on the road headed to the Appalachian Trail.

This is going to be interesting! We have planned, and planned, and planned, now we have to see if it all works out. We have an Excel spreadsheet that tells us where we are going to meet each day-now we just have to see if our calculations are correct.

We have both dogs-Livy and Dodger-with us. Livy is an excellent travel dog. On the other hand Dodger is not. Our hope is that he will get use to it very soon. As I’m writing this he has finally curled up and went to sleep beside me.

We will reach Waynesboro, Virginia Thursday . Hopefully we will meet up with some of my trail friends there – that is the plan.

We drove late into the night and stopped at a rest stop at 11 PM. We both conked out within  minutes.

We are meeting my trail friends Mark and Linda at 11 AM. The journey is about to get real!

Update! She’s Back…Almost!

With the decision made that we did not want to be apart – but I had a trail I wanted to walk – the Hubster and I decided it was time to purchase an RV! We are hitting the road June 1st!

We got a sweet deal on the camper from some nice folks in Oklahoma. We took it for a test run/camp this past weekend to get all the kinks out and to figure out how everything works. It was a really good idea, because we are both novices at this RV stuff. It took forever to find the switch that turned on the hot water heater. We are very excited to start our journey.

I’m not sure just yet where I am going to start back on the trail. I might jump ahead and meet my friends to make sure I reach Katahdin before it snows. Then we will flip-flop back and pick up the miles I missed. That is the plan for now…it could change. The Hubster and I have been planning out the RV route. It looks like most nights I will be able to meet up with him! Just think – waiting for me every night – dinner, a cold diet Pepsi, clean clothes, and let’s not forget (drum-roll please) A SHOWER!

I am going to be the most spoiled hiker on the Appalachian Trail.

The adventure continues!