Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
This probably cool today, maybe if I was 16 I might think so. Every generation has it's fads. THIS ONE is expensive. You can't work at Micky D's and afford this.... LOL
Some incidences on the trail stick out in our minds. Once we met an Engineer who was supervising the building of a sky scraper in Charlotte, NC. He and his wife were out for a week’s relaxation. They were accompanied by their two dogs with packs. The next day Sherry were hiking along thinking we were alone we were alone. When all of a sudden those two dogs with their packs passed us, we looked for the owners they were nowhere in sight. WE laughed out loud. I said, “I am sure glad we know they belong to a couple or it would look as if the two dogs are hiking the trail together.”
This is a picture of what looks like a big poodle, she belongs to an ER nurse named Stacia:
We passed and were passed by a hiker and his 60 lb dog ‘Mieshka’. WE spent the night at the same shelter. It was a little wet out when we stopped for the night. During the morning some time I had to get up to water the trees. When I returned to the shelter in the dark and started to climb back into my sleeping bag, there was Mieshka inside. I didn’t’ blame him he was wet the bag was warm. I asked him to get out and I climbed in. The next morning we all had a good laugh about it.
I have many months to make the final decision to do a solo thru hike of the AT. I am thinking of the many hikers we met. Most were your normal people who wanted to accomplish something a little off the board. Thinking out of the box, that is a term that fits most ‘thru-hikers’ I guess.
We did meet an older couple like us, they were also full time RV’ers. Like us at the time, they were ‘section hiking’ in the summer. WE met them a few summers. She was called Chilly Willie and it was her idea to hike the trail. Her husband did not want a trail name but got one anyway when he kept saying, I’m just Ray, So hikers started referring to them as ‘Chilly Willie and Just Ray’. It has been many years they still call and She and Sherry exchange greetings cards. They never got to finish the trail either.