Holed Up in Dahlonega
I have become convinced that I have the best family and friends in the world. Even though everyone encourages me to keep on going through with my trek, they also are glad I took a day off for the weather. Scree, Peninsula Pete, and I had supper together at Shenanigans tonight. We had a great time getting to know each other and I enjoyed a delicious Ruben. Tomorrow we are taking a shuttle back to Gooch Gap.
If I ever reach the point of thinking about giving up I believe all I have to do is think of Scree. He is an absolute inspiration to me. Although he is nearly completely blind with other health issues he is on the trail and I believe will make it to Katahdin. His son Peninsula Pete acts as his eyes, they are an amazing team.
Sitting in this motel room has not taken away the call of the trail. I sit and read other bloggers and can hardly wait to be back. My thoughts are out with all the others who kept trekking through the weather. I hope I catch up to some of them.
Off-Trail Side Trips
It seems to me that one more thing the trail has taught me already is to not be afraid to take a side trip to see the sights. Slow down, Egon. I have often, especially when driving, come upon something that seems interesting but pass it by because I’m in a hurry to get… there. I will try not to make that mistake on my trek. This waterfall was such a side trip and well worth it. How many things in life do we miss because we are always in a hurry? I think of the Harry Chapin song “Cats in the Cradle.” I do not have to make 10 or 12 miles today I can sit on a rock and take in the view. The trail is definitely teaching me that it is a journey, not a destination. No matter how corny that sounds.
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