Bruce Matson, author and motivational speaker, contacted me in May and asked if he could meet me and treat me to a meal somewhere along the AT. He is planning a thru-hike in the next few years and wanted to talk about my adventure during my adventure. Today (6-27) was the day we finally connected. What a blessing and a special time of sharing! Thank you, Bruce, for your encouragement.
He bought some trail blessings (drinks, watermelon and candy bars) to place where the trail intersects with US 522 for other hikers passing by today (he even put my name as the provider), he bought me some great food including a rib-eye steak, and he brought me a pecan pie which I am doing my best to snarf this afternoon.
I am back on the trail tomorrow and hope to make to Harpers Ferry on Monday. I have to hike over the roller coaster (a 13.5 mile stretch of steep ups and downs) between here and WV.
God is faithful!