July 21, 2017
Total Miles: 1675
We hiked 3 miles this morning into Manchester Center, Vermont.
We thought getting a hitch would be difficult but was quickly wrong. A woman was on her usual morning route and quickly pulled over, jumped out in her nice work attire, and opened her trunk and moved her belongings around. As if she has done this a million times.
We told her we thought a hitch would be hard and she laughed and said “oh no, its part of living here”.
Since the are two trails. The long trail and AT there are alot of hikers coming through town.
She said this town is so used to hikers… I love hearing that. 🙂
She dropped us off at a breakfast place she deemed the best called Up for Breakfast.
It was such a cute place that served real Vermont maple syrup.
If you can’t tell… Pancakes and eggs are my jam.
Breakfast was exactly what I needed and… This was a place I could see myself coming to and hanging out for hours either writing or reading. Such a cute quaint place. maybe Ill move here I thought.
From there we had to wait till 10 for a couple stores to open and I needed to connect to Wi-Fi to do blog work so we went.
After a few stops we went to the post office to pick up boxes. My final sunshine box from my grandma and aunt.
From resupplying we headed to a place called firefly restaurant. We were told by a local that that is the place for a good burger.
He was right.
We stayed there charging electronics and hung around till 4ish. We had only 3 miles up the hill to our next shelter. We planned to keep today a short relaxed day.
While walking down the sidewalk heading back to the trail an elderly woman pulled over and opened her trunk. Another woman used to giving hikers a ride.
She was a doll.
She said she had hiked in the Himalayas even after a knee/ankle replacement. She seemed like one of those woman you don’t mess with.
We hiked the three miles that seemed easier than we thought and got to Bromley Mountain… It is a ski resort area in the winter but they keep it open for hikers to use in the summer for shelter.
Naturally we played around on some of the equipment..
It doesn’t get much better than this.
Felt great. Day after a burger is totally awesome. 😁 I remember blue suit telling me to always try to eat two town meals for good energy. Man…was he right.
We set yourselves on big rocks and took naps soaking in the sun.
While standing there I felt things nibbling at my toes and it made me jump up on to a bigger rock.
After I looked down in the water and saw this spaghetti looking thing swimming around. What is that?!?
AH! Decision made… I am not swimming.
Beautiful spot for laying outside of it. 😂
From there we continued on to the shelter and came across two different rock gardens.
They just might be my favorite things.
The mountains are becoming such a luscious beautiful green.
Iz and Oz