Thursday, April 13, 2017
SC has Alligators too
We had two traffic jams. One from construction and the other a 30-40 minute one because of a terrible wreck. But for us it was a good trip. Our prayers for those 'strangers, but fellow travelers'. This entry has actually taken about two hours. LOL TERRIBLE connection and no pictures,
Here in South Carolina, we stay near a small town of Yemassee, I pronounced it YE Mass'see. But the locals say it something like Yem'a see. I remember when we were headed for Ba LOX' e (Biloxi, MS) to live, I learned pretty fast that it was Ba LUX' ee.
Anyhow, here at Point South RV park there are two lakes. They were inhabited with Alligators but the last couple times we were through here, I haven't seen any. I might ask tomorrow it they have had them relocated.
We have some ideas of traveling North this year. I have two 'books' in mind. One after meeting Erin a few days ago, our thoughts go to the Appalachian Trail. One book in my head is 'Hikers of the AT'. I want to find a good trail head and prepare some hamburgers and hot dogs for hikers and at that time get some input as to why they are hiking. That is always an interesting story to me.
The AT is right at 2170 miles of marked foot path. Many hardy souls start off to do a thru-hike. That is hiking the entire distance in one summer. It usually takes 5-8 months to complete. Most folk drop out in less than 200 miles. Our first attempt we died at 100 miles. We decided to go home and plan better for next year.
You would have to see some of the challenges to know them. Dead falls across the trail on a sheer mountain side can add hours, if not a day trying to get around it. For every state there are dedicated volunteers who repair washes and clear dead falls. Most of these volunteers have thru-hiked the trail and fell in love with it. I would like to include their perspective.
The other book in my head is a follow up on Johnny and Ann (From the book Johnny), in/thru/ or after College. College is tough for me to write about since I have only a couple years and those quarters/semesters at a time, never seriously after a degree. So I am limited in ideas in that area.
Anyway, here in SC is a time to think about tomorrow.