The Day After August 2, 2016 Waking up in a bed, flushing a toilet, taking a long, hot shower—ah, the accouterments of civilization. Everyone should spend time out in the wilderness to gain an appreciation for these magnificent luxuries we all take for granted. One thing I love about staying with our friends G-Man and Belle is […]Read more "PCT Post Mortem"
Wow, nine days already. Where had the time gone? This morning I talked to a Euro PCT hiker camped nearby, a nice, quiet guy. He said he did 24 miles yesterday and was doing 20 today, holy shit. I said 10 was a big day for me. He told me that there’d been a deer […]Read more "PCT Day 9: Four Days from Anywhere"
My plan was to spend a week in Mammoth Lakes getting organized, doing training hikes and acclimating to the altitude. I knew seven days was nowhere near enough time to get in shape for a 250 mile hike all the way to Truckee through the Sierra Nevada with 30 pounds on my back, but it’s all I could do on short […]Read more "PCT Adventure Countdown"
I sat on the plane to Vegas, a full flight, in the middle seat, again. Last-minute plans, we were lucky to get any seats at all for a decent price. The Hubby had the window. The crew shut the door as the last of the passengers walked by. The flight attendants closed the overhead compartments. The […]Read more "From Stalker Mom to Walker Mom"
Years ago when our kids were in elementary school, my friend Noelle had a vision. “When the girls go off to college,” she said, “I’m going to sell the house, buy an RV and travel around the country. That way there’s no room for them to move back in.” She laughed like it was a joke, but she meant it, […]Read more "Empty Nest Syndrome is Real"