We are home safe!

We are home safe!

First of all, thank you Quick Question for updating the blog while we were on our “vacation.” I think she had too much fun doing so, wouldn’t you say?

Overall, we had a great and rewarding time on the LT! We hiked over 100 miles in 10 days, which is amazing to me, but less than our goal of 150-175 … more on that later. We came home earlier than planned because there is only a road crossing every 25-30 miles and we didn’t know if we would make it to the next one by Tuesday, so we made a quick decision to arrange for our pickup earlier.

I plan to give a full report in time, but for now, we are taking 3-hour showers, doing 19 loads of laundry, watching football and trying to convince Mr. McKinley we are not bad parents for leaving him for 10 days.

And I will say, in response to Quick Question’s post, that before I got laid off, J & I were planning to take a cruise to Nova Scotia in September/October. That’s probably closer to the “vacation” everyone else would take. But, it would have cost us over $2K. We still wanted to take a “vacation,” so we got creative. This cost us a little over $250 with gas, food and lodging! Plus, we wanted to test our limits and prepare a little more for the 180-day backpacking trip we plan to take on the AT.

3 responses to “We are home safe!”

  1. misti says:

    Glad y'all are back! Sounds like it was fun yet tiring! Ah, I wish I could have been out there, too.

  2. Sara says:

    WOW- Welcome home you two! I thought about you SO MUCH and wondered what you were doing (walking a presume… JK)! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  3. Shayna says:

    Yeah, glad to hear you're home safe and were able to hike so much! Hopefully it will be good prep for AT. Which reminds me…where will Mr. McKinley go then? Lizzie would love to pet-sit, but I don't know where we'll be a year from now.

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