Not surprisingly i was sad to say goodbye to the Princess, Jackson and Liam this morning when they dropped me off on the trail but I was on Cloud Nine all day because of their surprise visit. I am so thankful that the Princess went to all of the effort of organizing it with Whiskers then driving 4.5 hours each way. On the way home she stopped in Carlisle to see Mossybrown and I am sure they had a nice reunion.
The hike today was pretty uneventful – some rocks, a couple of climbs and some rain. I’m in the shelter with Whiskers, Rocket and a section hiker from Richmond, Virginia. It is supposed to rain all night and tomorrow too.
We’re hiking a little over twenty miles again tomorrow and meeting the father of one of my former students at VMI, Pete Relyea. Pete thru-hiked the AT a few years ago and his parents are going to host the three of us in their home tomorrow night. More trail magic!
I didn’t take any photos today but here’s one Whiskers took yesterday as the surprise was unfolding for me. Do I look confused, dumbfounded or what?