We have Parked here before, a very nice park. Of course this is going to be home base for our hike thru the 100 Mile Wilderness.
We had a good trip over. We followed US2 great road 99% of the way.
Saw this guy fishing in the Kennebec River.
Sherry caught these two old 1950 Buicks on the side of the road.(I took the color out)
(Pumpkin Patch Entrance)
Sherry will be here in the motor home hopefully with our eldest, Jack Jr. Mark the younger plans to hike with me, Fred, Will, & Gordon. So far all seems to be go. Fred is hoping to have his strength back, last I heard he walked 6 miles a couple days ago. That is great.
We have all agreed, there are lots that can happen in four separate families, to cause a change in plans. But that is life.
(Bill & Debra)
I have mentioned Bill Irwin on this Blog several times. He is such an inspiration, and has set the bar pretty danged high, his name is used by Sherry & I many times as he hiked the AT. Bill lost his sight late in life, as I have lost my hearing. He said he was in denial for a long time before he finally accepted the fact he was blind.
As a spiritual experience and to cleanse his body he decided to to a thru hike on the AT. He did this with the help of his dog and companion, Orient. So when I come to a tough spot, I say ‘Dadgummit, Bill done this, quit crying and do it’.
His book covering his experiences on the trail, walking 2,176 miles thru mountains, creeks, rivers, towns and flat lands in one season is called, “Blind Courage”. He is a wonderful cheerful man, and is now an international motivational speaker. He can be found at http://billirwin.com/ he is a hero to the thru hikers of the Appalachian Trail.
When we last were in Bangor, we talked with Bill and Debra, his loving wife. ‘They’ were building a house, facing Mt. Katahdin. Katahdin is where Bill completed his Hike in the snow.
(Pumpkin Patch office!)
So if we all can start that will be great, if we cannot all do it, some will. As Fred has said, it is something to shoot and plan for.
Thanks for stopping by the log.
In a Tokyo Bar:
SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS.
(I just copy and paste them folks, I don’t write them)
My friend Buddy’s Mustang, the purple people eater or something like that. It lives in New Mexico.