Post Hike

Monday October 16, 2017

I went to the grocery store today. Most of you probably think it isn’t a big deal but, I drove there…in my car…that I haven’t driven in 6 months. I think it went well. My husband was in the passenger seat. He didn’t say anything but he opted to drive us home.πŸ˜„

15 thoughts on “Post Hike

  1. It’s amazing how fast the car seems to go when you are driving, eh? …even though you are only driving 30 mph. LOL! It’s good to hear you are easing into every day life. I’ll bet you are really enjoying eating things that don’t have to be re-hydrated ANY TIME YOU WANT TO. It was nice to see your update!

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    1. I’ve had a craving for peanut butter on the trail, but it was just to heavy to carry on the trail so I carried peanut butter M&M’s instead. πŸ˜„ I have eaten almost a whole jar in the 4 days I have been home!


  2. So funny! After only one month off from driving, I remember thinking something was wrong with the car, that it was spinning out.

    Thanks for sharing this. It brought me a smile. It’s nice to not be immediately cut off cold turkey from your adventures. I’ll find it interesting to see when you begin to desire hiking or camping out again.

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    1. It is funny that you should mention camping again because as I was reading in a back bedroom today, Jim hollered in to me asking if I was good. I told him yeah I’m just planning my next hike!πŸ˜€ I can remember thinking before I started this hike that life was just so busy and I was ready for the simplicity of trail life. Now I’m sitting here thinking how bored I am. And wanting a full day of hiking.

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  3. LOL
    I remember that moment.
    It’s the little things.
    Be careful what you eat. Your body has been getting very efficient at storing fat because of the lack of it. You won’t be able to eat the way you have been. I’m sure you know all this.
    The last days of my hike I said I was going to buy a motorized skooter to drive between the couch and the fridge.

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    1. I have been waking up hungry. The first thing I want to do is eat. I’ve been trying to eat lower calorie foods and praying I don’t pack on the pounds. I never really lost much weight on the trail. I don’t think I even lost 5 lbs.


      1. After being used to the demands placed on it for 6 months and the steady stream of food, poor body has to be saying, “What the heck just happened?”


  4. Its amazing, all the new products in the grocery store since we have been gone.

    Have fun at work on Monday!

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



  5. πŸ‘πŸ‘Yay!! It can be fun to grocery shop every six months!!! I’m inπŸ‘, but don’t take away my car.

    Sent from my iPhone


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      1. I hope work went okay. I’m sure they were happy to have you back. You’re probably going to have to answer the same questions a couple of hundred times in the coming months. The price of notoriety!

        Because you and I eat pretty similar diets, I have a few questions about your food on your trip, and I’m guessing others might be interested, too. Did you dehydrate enough in advance to last the whole trip? How many different dinner options did you prepare? Did you have a favorite food item? And what suggestions and advice can you give me as I dehydrate my food for next spring and summer’s hike?

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      2. Hey CHOCOHOLIC,
        I dehydrated more food than I needed and still have so left over food. I prepared about 35 different dinner options and that doesn’t include my lunch options. Many were just normal meals that I made and just dehydrated. In the beginning I really didn’t have a favorite food. I just ate what Jim sent me. In the end I ate a lot more sugar and started to eat gluten. Mostly ice cream and M&M’s. I also sent my stove home so I was eating cold meals down south and didn’t enjoy them as much, but I didn’t want to carry the extra weight of my stove with the longer miles I was trying to do. If you are only out for a few months (1-3) I would just dehydrate foods that you enjoy. I also like to have things that I could eat while I was hiking. Trail mix and bars in the beginning and also adding in Ritz peanut butter crackers and M&M’s in the end.


  6. Wow, that’s a lot of variety for dinner! I’m amazed you have so much left over. You were one busy lady dehydrating beforehand.

    I’m dehydrating lots of late season veggies from farmers markets these days. I find I love butternut and spaghetti squash.

    Thanks for you reply. You’ve given me “food for thought!” πŸ₯™πŸ”πŸ₯“πŸ“πŸŒπŸŽ

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