Break – Back in MO


9 May 2017

I was out of the Gooder Grove Hostel early so that I coul pickup my rental car.  Thanks Zen for a great night of sleep and your southern family hospitality.

I started off my day at the Normandie diner in Franklin, NC with big breakfast.  It was way too much food.  Who would have thought a week on trail would curb my appetite, but I couldn’t eat it all.

If you think a long day of hiking is tough, try making a 13 hour drive!  Tough in a different way.

Well, I made it home just in time to go to bed.  It was way past my hiker bedtime of 8pm.  So, I had to tell trail stories to myWife and she laughed at the funny and unique experiences so far.  Not everything makes the blog…just the printable material, so I had to fill her in in the hiker life and tge cool friends I’ve made.

It’s good to be home even if it’s only for a few days.  However, there are those that think I should be DONE.  So, GiGi and Isabell….I still have a lot of miles to hike.  With only 100 down, it will be another 21 weeks of hiking.

In the drive home, I got lost and missed my exit…kinda like trying to follow some of those white blazes on the AT…it’s easy to get lost.

Also, I see the waters are still up in Southern Missouri.  I had a few detours around flooded roadways.

To do list in MO:

  • Sort out some gear items
  • Get home (RV) home
  • Love on the family — most important

Then it’s a rush back to Franklin NC and get back in trail.

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