We get e-mail ads like everyone else, but we don’t need lawn mowers, or tricks to clean gutters.
Sure, things are different for us butI will not complain. We can’t have as much stuff as Lucy’s neighbors, but we get by. hahaha
(We have these decorations and don’t even have to tend them!)
We are enjoying Bangor. This is a nice city. Friendly folk, but confusing to drive in. I think that is true about most new towns. But angled streets caused by steep hills and in some cases 5 point intersections, make it hard to get around.
This is the home of Steven King, a very famous author, in case you do not read. For the first few days we have searched out thrift stores to find hiking stuff. We have been very lucky so far. I needed to find some nylon pants for Mark. I think I now have a couple extra pair. Shirts are a different story, a little harder to find.
For the hiking neophyte, a standard statement about hiking clothes is ‘Cotton is Rotten’. Meaning it will stay wet once wet, where the synthetics will wick and dry out. I know I have hiking on the brain now, and will have until we hit the trail.
Most hikers pack a pack for 2-5 days on the trail. Hiking the AT from Springer Mt., GA, to Mt. Katahadin in Maine, is not much different. A hiker will hike until he is short on supplies, and he will usually cross a road with a town within a few miles. Some hike in, others hitchhike. Many times driver will pull over and ask if they can give you a ride. When folks are familiar with hikers, they are very generous..
When we are not hiking and we are near the trail we look for folks to help. We like to learn their trail names, where they are from and when they expect to reach Katahdin, etc.
Every few weeks, most hikers will take what they call a zero day, no miles. They will get a motel or hostel, for a hot bath, shop, stock up and just sit around and shoot the breeze with the locals and fellow hikers. It is a culture all it’s own.
You really do meet some good folk.
Thanks for coming this way.
A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
Hudson Hornet, ain’t it a beauty, She was fast in the early 1950’s. ($12,500, price now)
If you read my good friend ‘Louis’ …. ayphoto.blogspot.com/2012/08/actor-steve-mcqueens-hudson-hornet.html
who lives in sight of the Golden Gate, he just featured Steve McQueen’s Hudson Hornet on his blog. Just before reading his blog, Sherry and I stopped and took a picture of this one, a couple miles from here.