Goodbye Virginia

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Shady Valley, TN 21.2 miles

Total mileage 1742.3

I took a zero yesterday to avoid the rain from Hurricane Irma and spend the time with Jim. Since he is still here this will just be a quick post. I’ve said goodbye to Virginia and I’m now in Tennessee.

I slackpacked today in a north direction. It was a really beautiful day.

Today I am thankful for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Yum! Yum!

Thursday September 14, 2017

US 321 Hampton, TN 20.5 miles

Total mileage 1762.8

Today I slackpacked south into Hampton, TN. It was not an easy day. The trail felt like a roller-coaster. It was up down up down all day. Nothing steep just little stuff all day long.

It was also a crappy day. We started in the misty rain, which didn’t last long. Then after lunch it started in with the musty rain again and was chilly.

The day just didn’t seem like it was going to end.

The bottom inscription on this tumbstone says “Lived alone, suffered alone, died alone.

Today I am thankful that the day did end and I can get off my feet.

8 thoughts on “Goodbye Virginia

  1. Sad inscription; was the headstone isolated in the woods? Anyway: nice pic and congrats on another state down. Is that your husband in the photos the last few days?

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  2. Ol’ Virginee is DONE! I say GOOD RIDDANCE, man. I hated it, and I tolerated you being there for your sake. It seems like you made it through in record time! Of course, I’m just sitting on my butt here reading about it. You’re the one out there doing it. So maybe it felt interminable for you. I can’t believe your done with it, because it felt like it took 100 years for me to make it through Virgina.

    Anyway…hang in there lady! You’re doing great, and you are almost done!

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  3. Congratulations on another state done. I don’t blame you for being glad to put it behind you. That tombstone is a sad commentary on a lonely life. I’ve got to start being nicer to Bill so that he doesn’t put that on mine!

    And I’m really, REALLY happy that a rainy day or two are all you’ve had to deal with, considering how cruel Irma was elsewhere. I was so afraid that there were going to be lots of trees and debris blocking the path. But I’m sure that the long rainy day wasn’t fun.

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  4. Keep on hiking! It’s all good stuff. I love your posts and photos. It’s a nice reminder of the better hiking days I had!

    Rayanne Kelly Sent from my iPhone Please excuse typos as much of my correspondence is dictated for safety. 267-218-0782


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