Cloud Nine

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?

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About The Man in My Shoes

Since retiring in 2012 I am enjoying the freedom of being able to make my own decisions about how I spend my time and am taking advantage of the opportunities that I have to spend more time with my family, explore, learn, and pursue my dreams and goals. I look forward to writing about these pursuits and hope you enjoy reading about them.
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One Response to Cloud Nine

  1. Very awesome! Know seeing loved ones is a big boost to your journey! Happier trails since you’ll now have a skip in your step.

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