Why oh why did I mail myself back to my earthling Sookie?
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.
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.
Lilly and I hit it off immediately. Dismal Falls didn’t seem so dismal to me.
One evening Sookie put Lilly in the tent and forgot me on her backpack.
I fixed that though before the sun set.
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.
Sookie felt so bad for me that she gave me a pan pipe that she found in another shelter.
Spirit though it might be a good idea to teach us how to sing rounds.
Neither Sookie or I was having any of that. All I could do was think of Lilly and play the blues.
I have met a few nomads on the trail. There was Helmet.
Then there was Spot.
And last but not least, there was Ribbit.
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.
We will keep you posted as we continue NOBO. Waynesboro, VA here we come!