Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
This is actually not a travel blog, but we have and do travel. We have thought and dreamed about traveling to Ireland and the UK. I have seen a small part of the UK, friend Buddy S. was stationed in the UK and brought a beautiful wife back with him. I wanted Sherry to see London, Piccadilly Circus and the Changing of the Guard at the Palace. Then I wanted us to see some of Ireland.
That hasn’t happened and probably will not. BUT Josh and Megan (Grands') have made the trip and it was just grand hearing their experiences. Now I hear Corinne (DIL) is in Ireland. She is a sweetheart and we hope she and her sister Kim are having a ball and enjoy it. We can’t wait to hear some stories.
Some of you know that we were once camping at Standing Indian State Park in the Carolina Mountains when Sherry met some hikers. Later she told me, those hikers were hiking over 2000 miles to Maine on the Appalachian Trail, Why don’t we do that?
(the trail is marked with a white 2"x6" blaze)
first thoughts and I voiced them, “Are you crazy? You have NEVER backpacked! I
have only did it in the USMC." BUT the seed was planted as the story goes.
Before we left Standing Indian we had visited the Library in the closest town for suggestions. The Librarian
suggested we buy the book, “A Walk In The Woods” by Bill Bryson.
(Atop a Mt in Vermont)
WE did read the book and became serious. WE backpacked about
2000 miles over a few years. Thousands attempt a ‘Thru-hike’, the full 2180+
miles in one year. About 500 make it. WE did what is called ‘section hiking’. The most we did was
900 miles in one summer.
Sherry going down a steep Vermont MT. She had already threw her pack down ahead of her (Her heels were hurting very bad)
been a ‘dream or hope’ to actually do a thru hike. Sherry says NO more, but something in me would like to walk the entire trail in one year. I know at
my age that is ‘most likely’ not going to happen. I guess you never stop
thinking, planning or even dreaming. Next year we will see. And then, maybe next year is
like tomorrow, it actually never gets here. LOL
(mysteries of the trail, this is in Maine, can you imagine the stories inside these walls?)
PS: Quotes that THINK:
If you’re not called
crazy when you tell your dream, then you’re not dreaming big enough……….. Maybe!