My favourites so far!

Happier Things:

Now that I have essentially spent the whole day in bed I’m feeling so much better.

I thought it would be fun to talk about my favourite things about this adventure so far:

Piece of Gear:

Nalgene & bandana

Music to Hike to:

Foster the People (the beat of their songs matches my hiking pace perfectly) ft Brett Dennen and The Sheepdogs

Food to Eat:

I tried Poptarts and Nutella once bad decision.

I tried Poptarts and Nutella once bad decision.

Poptarts and Peanut Butter! With my coffee concoction (chocolate breaky shake with some instant coffee).

View on the Trail:

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The day we did 9 miles and hit the 100 mile marker at Mt Albert’s Firetower. I ran into Boston and Stan having second breakfast at the BEST view.

Day on the Trail:

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The 22.1 mile day. We left we left camp at 9AM – mistake #1. We still had ~7 miles left around 5:30PM so after making dinner we made the decision to only go another 1.2 miles. But little did we know that that stream was not around any flat ground. Stan got mad, so we decided we were gonna just push to the shelter. That sunset was amazing – I watched the sun disappear. It was the brightest shade of red! And then I navigated the rest of the way in the dark under a full sky for of stars! Night hiking was on my AT bucket list! To top it off Toast and I rolled in at hiker midnight (9pm). My ankle was not pleased but it felt so good to crush those big miles!!

Day in Town:

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Our Hot Springs/Asheville zero! The Laughing Heart Hostel in Hot Springs had cotton. Cotton! It was such a cute town. I didn’t want to leave! To top off the zero we spent the second night in Asheville with a friend of Stan’s. It was all around a really great time with some really great people!

BEST Trail Magic!!!

BEST Trail Magic!!! [dropcap][/dropcap]

So there’s a little more positive take! I AM having a great time.

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  • Aunt Jenny : Mar 27th

    Yeah Lisa! I’m so glad you’re feeling better. The flu is no fun at all. You guys did the right thing by taking a break to get yourselves healthy again. Here’s something to make you laugh…Scott dropped a piece of blueberry pie on Bogey’s head tonight…Bogey thought it was a great game….had a huge piece of crust in his mouth (I’m his mean mommy who took it away from him, the poor boy). Had a head wash tonight and will be a bath day tomorrow. Love you, get better and stay strong.?

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  • Ann Maher : Mar 28th

    Now we all feel better to hear that you are feeling better.
    We are just home from a trip to Stratford to see Margeret who is doing pretty well, she goes home Thursday.
    This was Baileys first adventure out of town that includes a hotel visit. Bailey is now a dedicated tourist and he is busy compiling his bucket list which includes close family, Bogey and lots of good treats.
    Keep on getting better and having a great time, we love reading your blogs and seeing your wonderful pictures.
    Love & Hugs Nan, Grampa & Bailey

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