May 30, 2017
Total Miles: 806
Woke up to the sun shining through my tent.
Started early around 7:45 and flew. It was primarily down hill for the first 11 miles and I was able to do about 3 miles per hour.
It. Felt. Awesome.
We made it to the longest bridge on the AT. James River Bridge. 1000 feet long.
Ozzy and I had to get a picture. (I still get compliments on him, he is the real famous one 😉 )
After lunch was the hard part. More uphills.
It was tough. Like…. Really tough. Mentally and physically.
But we made it to a beautiful shelter that was spacious with tenting options and water flowing every where. I wanted to build a house and live there.
I found out tonight that planner calls farting winding… Like “I just winded” or “Im so windy.” She said because she wanted a better word than fart…. I thought this was the best thing ever. I keeled over laughing.
Even better… I found out she calls pooping… Boom boom. ” Im going to take a boom boom.” hahahahaha. I love this! I’m going to teach her the American Sign Language for both of these… Then we can talk about it all the time and people will have no idea. 😂
Today I woke up a little tired. I kept waking up in the night. But, only 11 miles till we are in town. I can do this.
Planner and I walked this morning together and chatted away. The miles at first flew by. We reached 800 miles!!!
We went into town to Buena vista, Va
Thank you so so so much. I can’t even explain how much my heart overflows when I open these packages up. You guys are the best. ❤️❤️
We are a late lunch at TnT Diner which I was craving my usual burger and fries.
Planner is a vegetarian so the options were a little more slim. So she got a grilled cheese, green beans, and applesauce.
We then went to visit The Amish Cupboard.
Even though I had already ate. I still wanted to buy everything in there. I don’t know why it all looked better than a normal grocery store… But it definitely did. We got a few items here and at another small convenience store.
We are currently sitting in the library charging our electronics. A woman that was working at the gas station said she could give us a ride back to the trail later…
How kind people are.
I am ready for this week! And ready to do laundry later this week… Its officially been one week since I have done laundry and 6 days since Ive had a legit shower.. I try to wash off some in the creeks at night.
A lady at the Amish store tried to be polite about our smell.
I asked her ” Do we smell bad? Its hard for me to tell”
Her reply trying to be nice ” I used to work at a farm, so Im used to it”
Hahahaha. Great. I guess we smell like cows.
Too hilarious. But hey like Blue Suit told me. Own it. Own being a hiker and being smelly.
You got it.
Iz and Oz