The Adventures of Yuri and His Earthling

Why oh why did I mail myself back to my earthling Sookie?

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Yuri returns to Minnesota from Hot Springs, NC

I must have been bonkers! The last week has been filled with bear threats, snakes and bad weather.

The highlight of the hike so far is when I  came across Lilly hanging in a shelter.

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Lilly lost and alone.

She looked so sad and alone. I had to convince Sookie that Lilly weighed just an ounce at most. Sookie just shook her head but agreed to carry the extra weight.

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A few more ounces.

Lilly and I hit it off immediately. Dismal Falls didn’t seem so dismal to me.

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New pals.

One evening Sookie put Lilly in the tent and forgot me on her backpack.

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Sookie, I think you forgot someone.

I fixed that though before the sun set.

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Then one day as we were heading up another mountain, Sookie pulled over to let a hiker pass us. As this hiker went by, he stated, “That’s not your bunny is it.” I looked over at Lilly and I  knew it was over. The last I saw of Lilly she was heading north with her earthling, Fried Pickles.

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Lilly and Fried Pickles

Sookie felt so bad for me that she gave me a pan pipe that she found in another shelter.

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No body knows the trouble I've seen.

Spirit though it might be a good idea to teach us how to sing rounds.

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"Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose.

Neither Sookie or I was having any of that. All I could do was think of Lilly and play the blues.

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"Play another Yuri."

I have met a few nomads on the trail. There was Helmet.

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Waiting for Helmet to show up.

Then there was Spot.

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Spot goofing around.

And last but not least, there was Ribbit.

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Ribbit looking for some shade.

Sookie and I are moving up the trail. This week we had an 18 mile day, hit 500 miles so far this trek and saw lots of great views.

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We will keep you posted as we continue NOBO. Waynesboro, VA here we come!

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Sookie and Yuri NOBO or Bust.
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3 thoughts on “The Adventures of Yuri and His Earthling

  1. Yuri looked close to having a Frog in his throat! BTW I tried to post a long encouragement memo to you from the last blog. It never showed up.
    I look forward to further adventures! You are doing something most of us can only dream about. You have come so far already!!! When things get tough , think back to our youth and camping in the playhouse telling ghost stories.

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  2. Jill, I have subscribed and put up 2 posts to encourage you. They don’t show up , So by chance you do see this. I have tried!!!

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