The last week has been a whirlwind. I got a lot done, but was not very active – either way, 8-10 miles a day to start is gonna kick my butt. I was able to see a lot of family which was so fun. Some came all the way from Hawaii to see me off. We had fires in the snow, steamed lobsters for dinner, and fun trips to finish getting all of my last-minute gear. In a flash, they were gone, leaving me with my seemingly unending list of things to do before getting on a bus towards Georgia, and my mom to deal with many of my pre-hike jitters and freakouts. Unending love and support which I was so grateful for. She pulled me back when I needed it and pushed me forward, towards this dream of mine. Now in Atlanta, that baton has been passed to my dad, who will see me off by Springer.
Of course, I only read the details in the plane about how these should be wrapped in plastic a few times to prevent critters from getting in before you arrive.
Do I have the best family, or what?
And as I write this, the plane is landing in Atlanta.
I leave Saturday. Saturday!
I AM SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED!!!
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