Monday, August 15, 2011

Journal Entry # 138

Saturday, August 13 - Day 142 - Mile 1696.4 (no change) ZERO in Bristol, VT

Won't be updating the satellite map until we're back on the trail next week and on our own again.
Great to spend time catching up with Jane today. So much has happened on the home front. We had a very pleasant day relaxing and walking around Bristol.

Sue and Frank are taking great care of Buffalo Bobby. Bobby had the opportunity to fly with Frank over some  AT sections we just finished and which we'll be hiking tomorrow.

Guardian & Lee took in some of the local sites and had a chance to spend some time together.

The day ended with a wonderful barbecue hosted by Sue & Frank.  We've had an unbelievable amount of food in just the last 36 hours.  There's no question we'll be well fueled for our journey into New Hampshire late next week.

 Lots more family & friends joined us at Sue & Franks   to make it a very festive occasion. (Fred & Marion, Ed and his friend Karen, Jen and her boys and John).

Tomorrow Frank is driving us back, very early, to the trailhead for a 20 mile slack pack.  Whew...who's going to take care of Sue & Frank?

Jane & Lee prepared sandwiches & snacks for the three of us to take with us tomorrow.  Is this beginning to sound like were being a bit spoiled? I believe so.

Had a chance to speak with my Sister Eileen and catch up with her a bit too today. She has been one of our greatest supporters and followers. My thank you list continues to grow beyond anything I could have anticipated at the start of this journey.

One sad note is that Jane's Mom lost one of her closest friends today.  They are both in our prayers.

Peace, Love, Joy & Hope,
Trolley Stop

Frank does a masterful job at the grill.

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