Now THIS is a Shelter

9 June 2017

AT – 454 miles (Low Gap, US421)
Today’s – 0 miles
Time – 0 hrs
Speed – 0 mph

After being rescued by Amy Johnson Arnold and being taken to the ER, I ended up staying in her Uncle Leonard’s cabin for the night (or a few).


Now THIS is living the rough life!

Also, my lovely bride made it in this morning after driving all yesterday and ended up staying in Knoxville last night  So glad to see her!  She’s my Angel for sure…who else would drive 15 hours for a pickup?


So the Plan IS –  I’m taking some time off from the trail to recuperate.  Maybe a few weeks to ensure this leg thing is fixed.


We will be headed back to Missouri and Nebraska after visiting here!

This morning John Christian came and took me to breakfast.  It was great catching up with him after so many years. He’s still a “card”  and needs to be dealt with.   Even when making the plans last night via text message, he had me cracking up.

It was great seeing this old friend.  We just sat around and talked like I had seen him yesterday.  That’s the true sign of FRIENDS…one day or 5,000 days go by and you start up the conversation like it was 5 minutes ago.

Thank you John for coming over (and the iHop breakfast).


Then the day got even better!

The whole (almost) FamDamily (Johnson’s) came over to the cabin for dinner and great conversation.   We had pizza and that Blueberry dessert pizza was to die for.

We even got to love on the new baby ?  she’s so tiny.

What a great way to spend the day.  Sorry Gus, you missed the group photo.


Now with the break…I’ll be able to go see a few more friends in the area.  Plans are in the works…

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