Day 49

Day 49, 6/16/23

VA Route 630

0 miles, mile 678.5

What a great day today was. I slept in until around 8:00 a.m. and got up for breakfast. Dad had just made his coffee and gave me his cup and then made himself another and it meant a lot to me, it’s the little things! I made two breakfast sandwiches for myself because gluten-free bread is pathetically small for those who don’t know. We had a slow morning and then got ready to head to Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke. Mom packed me the dress I bought at the small boutique in Ellijay the day before we started this journey and I was beyond excited to wear it, I didn’t take it off all day. It felt good to wear a pretty dress instead of my smelly same clothes. We went to Roanoke and got lunch at Mission BBQ, it popped up on the “find me gluten free” app and it said they have a dedicated fryer for fries and that was all the convincing I needed. Many places have a shared fryer and I can’t get fries at restaurants. I got a brisket with the fries and oh my goodness it was one of the best things I’ve eaten in 49 days. Then we stopped at the New Castle post office so I could get the new stove I ordered on Amazon since mine magically disappeared (probably into the trash by accident). Mom sent down a lot of food for resupply and we have the next almost 200 miles figured out for food supplies. Kevin and I did go to the grocery store to get a couple more things and on the way out there was a stray kitty on the porch of the rental house. It was so scrawny, so we gave it some sausage and chicken. We made tacos for dinner and made up some fajitas that we will pack out for dinner tomorrow. I will be sure to savor my cup of good Pete’s coffee tomorrow since it will be my last one for a while.

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