We’ve stayed overnight with friends, June and Scott, whom we met way back SOMEWHERE. I think it was maybe Tennessee or N. Carolina; they were doing a section for about a week, and they said (way back then) that if we made it to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, give them a call – they’d love to put us up overnight, give us a good meal, let us do laundry – all that good stuff. June’s house is in VT, just across the line from NH. Well, Scott hiked with us yesterday (it turned out to be a rather long day), and it’s very pleasant to be here. It’s the rejuvenation I need. Makes me long to get off the trail a bit, but rather than that, it’ll be a great recharge of my ebbing batteries. With only 373 miles to go, I’m ready for the final push! It’s getting exciting as the end is getting nearer!
We have a bit of town business to do (Post Office, small bit of shopping, etc.) so we’ll take care of that today, see some local sights with June & Scott, and either spend the night here again (a real zero!) or hike a few miles out to the first shelter; we haven’t decided yet. We haven’t had a single zero-mile day just to rest during the entire hike. We had several for family things (a funeral and a wedding) and we took one when CLiCK! injured her ankle, but none just to relax and recharge. This could be one! We’ll see how the day unfolds!
(Thanks, June and Scott!)