I love positive sayings and quotes. I wish I had said:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
This is oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be.
Today is it, Tomorrow never comes (Ok I did say that!)
But today is also the last day around ‘homebase #1’ for a couple months, if things go well. There is always a little excitement in my SOUL anticipating a new adventure. This drive tomorrow will be a beautiful drive, much of it thru the mountains.
Memories will be generated in Nantahala Gorge. The AT crosses the road at the Nantahala Outfitters, and there is a small restaurant. We ate there a couple times hiking. Once Sherry got a ‘portebella Mushroom sandwich’, much touted on the trail as GREAT, but we do not remember it as great. Fortunately I did not order that. After a few days in the woods I wanted a BURGER! Ha!
Anyway the road travels beside the Nantahala river, the only river I have ever ‘White Water’ rafted on. Sonny and I made that trip with our sons, Steve and Mark. It was not addictive to us.
All is packed up. Still no decision on the stove I will cook on. I am disappointed it will take 2lbs of fuel for my light stove. I have a stove that weighs less than an ounce and uses de-natured alcohol. But if the fuel weighs 2+ lbs I am saving nothing.
Sherry bought me a one man tent, saving me 2 lbs. I am lightening up. Looking forward to talking hiking with Fred. If Fred cannot make the trip for any reason, it has been fun talking about it.
I will close this and head for church.
Change of layout.
PS: Today’s car:
The Commer Caravan (UK) looks like fun to me.