Restless night but lots of positive input from around the world on Buffalo Bobby to read in email and on the blog. I've heard from many of our long term and short term hiker friends and others who were touched by Bobby along this long & narrow strip of wilderness.
This morning Jane & I had breakfast at a restaurant, The Appalachian Cafe, owned by a woman hiker named Jamie who was hiking the trail on Thursday and had met the three of us as we began our hike out of the White House Landing. We also met several other hikers who knew Bobby at the Restaurant.
Tonight a small crowd of us, including three of Buffalo Bobby's children, Rob, Dagny and Julie, will gather for dinner here in Millinocket.
Frank arrived this afternoon along with a bottle of bourbon which was greatly appreciated. Mid afternoon Rob, Dagny & Julie arrived and joined Sue & Frank, Double Check & his Dad Joe and Jane & I at the hotel where we traded Buffalo Bobby stories for a couple of hours. Double Check had made enlargements of a couple of recent photos of Bobby that he passed along. We them set off for dinner where we were joined by Hopper & Bismarck.
Shortly after we started we were joined by Rainbow & Fire Starter who had stayed with Buffalo Bobby through the entire afternoon into the evening Thursday comforting Bobby and arranging and assisting with his move out of the 100 Mile Wilderness. No small task! Buffalo Bobby's family, Double Check and I can't thank them enough for their efforts.
Again the 13 of us shared our stories around the table filled with thoughts of Bobby. It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to share this night with some of Bobby's family and friends.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, Double Check & I will once again get back on the trail and finish the one last section prior to our climb of Katahdin on Monday or later in the week.
Peace, Love, Joy & Hope,
|Celebrating Buffalo Bobby's life with stories from some of those who loved him.|