Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A nice surprise

I went to my mailbox this morning, and to my surprise, I found a package from my aunt! It was an Appalachian Trail calendar filled with pictures of beautiful scenes along the trail. It is the perfect inspiration in these last months leading up to our thru-hike! I'll only get to enjoy the first few months, however, since we'll be hiking for many of the months. I think I'll leave the calendar home with my family with the map that's currently hanging up in my room so that they can follow our progress on the hike!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a Family Thing

I get excited just thinking about it. This hike is not just about my brother and me; we're not going to be alone. My parents are taking us to our start point, and my mom even mentioned walking half of the first day with us. How exciting is that!
And my younger brother is going to join us for a week (or two) after he graduates high school in June.
My dad is going to be doing quite a bit of dropping off and picking up.
My whole family is getting involved. And there's something about doing things together that makes it so much better!