Let the Adventure Begin!

I signed the book at Amicalola and my number is #3359.

Two days ago I hopped on a Greyhound headed for Houston to meet up with a friend. We drove from there to New Orleans. We had the tastiest oysters at Drago’s. I walked the streets of Jazz where my friend showed me some of the best that New Orleans has to offer. I could have just melted into their culture. The sounds and colors, I could feel the history of the place. It was sensory overload.

We zoomed through Mississippi and Alabama where we stopped for the night. Then yesterday afternoon, we hit gorgeous Georgia. After a quick visit to Amicalola we took the winding path up to Springer Mountain.

Magenta hanging out at the post

The summit

Before start of “Appalachian Diet” ?

Springer was supple, full of lush trees and little scampering creatures. I had imagined it being much more difficult, but it was a beautifully gentle introduction to the Appalachian and we just missed the rain.

It was the perfect place to rest the first tiny glass of my son’s ashes in just the right spot.

My last burger was from Wendy’s in Helen. It was a bacon jam cheesey concoction with medium fries. After driving through the quaintly lit town we parked ourselves into a nice hotel (with the softest beds).

Today, I begin at Unicoi Gap. I can’t believe this is finally it. After doing so much planing and dreaming I kind of got use to it being just that… a dream. The fact that this is happening, after so long, is surreal!

Here is to the start of what I hope to be an adventure of growth and exploration.




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