After my arrival in Erwin I decided to take advantage of town comforts and ice. On my first zero I took the 8:30 am shuttle to Huddle House for breakfast (a southern chain). On my return I saw that the terrible five had gotten to Uncle Johnny’s and were settling in for the day. Only a few hours later (12:30) the lunch shuttle took us to an all you can eat pizza buffet for lunch for only 7 dollars! I did some laundry that afternoon while icing my shin waiting to go for my second time on the dinner shuttle to drink more margaritas at the Mexican restaurant. I was also reunited with some friends from the Smokies (Ham Fist and Big Bird).
I took a second zero in Erwin and the next day the terrible five left in the afternoon. I ate mostly leftovers from my shopping trip that day and hung out at a beach on the river. I again iced my leg several times and stretched out hoping my leg would get better. I also got a new trail name (one which I have decided to let go of after a week). One of the hostel workers Jeff was joking that I was being a pain for asking for ice so he said my name should be Two Pains cuz I had pain in my leg and I was a pain in the ***. I think Robi Dobi is better don’t you?
I was going to leave the next day and packed my stuff. I went to Bojangles on the breakfast shuttle just because it sounded like a good idea (it was). I was going to leave sometime later that day until I though taking one last zero, to make it the magical healing number three, wouldn’t do any harm. So I went to the pizza buffet again and iced my leg one last day.
The next day I finally left, but that will be in my next blog!
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