Surprise!

We are currently in Chicagoland! We surprised J’s mom and grandma. For the past 4 years, we have been coming to Chicago for Mother’s Day, but this year we said no can do. But we lied. And they were super surprised. We got to see SILAdventure and DocDoc for all of 20 hours (6 hours…

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Goods

J has the incredible ability to get things for a discount or even for free. That guy is one smooth talker … He won me over with hello. He has trained me and I have gotten better at this skill, but I will never be J. Just like Chris Angel will never be David Copperfield.…

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ONE MONTH TO GO

WE ARE NOW 31 DAYS FROM STARTING OUR TREK. Sorry for the all caps, but I am bursting with every emotion possible! So anyways, 31 days. That’s 744 hours. 44,640 minutes. You get the point. D-Day is almost upon us. Oddly enough, June 6, our starting date, IS actually the anniversary of a real D-Day,…

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You’ve Got Mail!

Lots of people are asking us, “can I/we send you something on the trail?” The answer is, yes you can, pleaseandthankyou!! We (translation, I) carefully laid out specific towns where we will plan to pick up packages versus towns where we shop and resupply at the local grocer. Here are some guidelines if you plan…

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Cross Training

We did some major spring cleaning through our belongings this weekend to prepare for the arduous task of packing up our lives and dispersing it to several locations. But, we couldn’t let the weekend go by without getting outside and enjoying the sunshine and spring weather (finally). So we went biking with Paul & Kristen…

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AT FAQ

Lots of questions coming in about our big adventure, so I put together a trail FAQ page. It’s long, but very informative. I can always add to it, so if there is something that needs explaining, let us know! Enjoy your education! What are you doing?We are attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) Southbound…

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Week 41 of Unemployment

Awhile back, probably somewhere around week 26 of unemployment, I resigned to the fact that my roses were just not blooming. Not literal roses, silly, but the seeds I planted in my job hunting. I wasn’t even getting rejection letters. I was just not hearing back at all. In the words of Stephanie Tanner, “how…

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