Saturday May 31 12:10 pm
I got the hiker crud on Thursday night – some sort of intestinal bug – and decided to take some time to get well. On Friday I got a ride to Marion, VA and found a motel. I spent the night Friday and will be sleeping here tonight as well. I hope to be feeling back to normal (as normal as I get) on Sunday and back on the trail.
I don’t usually have this extended cell phone coverage and the time to write extensively, so let me just share a few thoughts. I have been overwhelmed with your comments and words of encouragement to my blog. Thank you so much for following my adventure! I am not a very social person but this hike has provided some great opportunities to meet se special folks. One fellow that became my friend for about 8 days was Beast of Burden. We met each other at Franklin, NC and hiked through the Smokies together. His hike ended there and we had to say goodbye. He was a great encouragement to me. I hope we can reconnect in the future! On the other hand I had a brief connect with a young gal who teaches at Anderson in Indiana. Steph and I just had lunch together in a parking lot one day but the conversation was sweet – she had a page of scripture and read that day’s passage to me – encouraging !
The photo below is of a new born colt I met in the Grayson Highlands. I don’t know how old it was but it was still struggling to stand up. I just snapped a quick baby picture and let him go back to sleep.