We are making it!
And it's a good thing too because we have less than 7 months until we are climbing up to Springer Mountain to start the adventure we have been so steadily waiting and planning. I'm really proud of Lindsay and myself. We've been pinching pennies and not going out really at all so that we can make this dream a reality. We have been working on getting in the mindset and physical condition. I just finished The Appalachian Trail - A Trail of Discovery by Jan D. Curran. I like his style for the most part. He writes about his adventure traveling alone which isn't gonna be quite the same but anything that makes me feel closer to being there calls out to me. I enjoyed and you would to. It'll be back at the library tomorrow.
I'm gonna give a little shout out to Onward and Upward who's blog we really connected with.
So, in their fashion here's a list of things I will and won't miss about being here in real life:
Internet (we'll have a little as my iPhone bill will be paid for while we are on the trail)
White noise; in particularity air conditioning white noise. It'll be a tough habit to break.
Family and friends; mom and dad, grandma, Hunter, Brandon, Katie, Sarah, Dustin, Lindsay's folks.
St. Francisville; I know I'll still be in the woods but it certainly won't be the same not being in st fran.
Daily Show and Colbert Report; speaks for itself
Skateboarding; Six months not skateboarding will be the longest I've gone without skating in about 12 years. That's tough.
Cooking food in a kitchen; like fish and deer. Can't do it on the trail.
Toilets; ohhhhh pooping in the woods...
Internet; I know I know. It's a blessing AND a curse.
Gas prices; Ugh
Selling boots; however I don't mind talking boots
Politics; and the nonstop talk about it, Jesus.
The Strokes' new album; what happened?
TV; with said exception
Well rounded? We watched Ride the Divide last night about a biking competition from Canada to Mexico down the Continental Divide. It was pretty awesome. I'm sure we'll be able to relate on a lot of levels. Highly recommend you checking it out.
One last thing, camera gear update:
And the next set up is with the UltraPod II. It's awesomely light too and serves so many purposes:
Now, that's cool for something stable, but the main reason I got it:
And one more thing:
That's all for today! If you haven't yet, please stop by our funding site because all this adding up and any little bit will help.
$20 gets more than you think!!!