And the beat goes on…

(Sunday,  8:30pm) La de da de de. La de da de da. There is zero chance of a fire in these here mountains,  Smokey Bear!

Today,  Sunday,  we hiked another 13.5 miles in the pouring rain.  At this point the mountains are completely saturated and so are our shoes and socks. Prairie Dog has said she doesn’t believe they will ever be dry again and I don’t have the confidence they will to convince her otherwise.  Lol.

At some point we will send you a picture and you will say,  “Oh what a pretty little brook with a sweet little waterfall!” And I will reply, “Well actually that is the trail.” 

Today we “forded every stream” all day long. ” Someone in the shelter tonight said it was like crossing a creek but never getting to the other side.

It is silent here now.  Most hikers are already asleep. I will be joining them soon.  I am realizing now why the silence is so noticeable.  It has stopped raining!!!

Blessings and affection,  Dragonfly

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About dragonfly2013at

Years ago i was walking in nature and a dragonfly landed on my hand. My hiking companion commented,"Change is coming in your life." Indeed, it was! I worked in business where pumps were the fashion. I left it for work where orange shoes are appreciated. This suits me. I love what I do. I just need a break to refresh and so I am! I am the 4th of 11 children. Years ago orange shoes assured that I would not be left behind (we moved a lot)...or suffer face first in a snow drift for too long. I will wear orange laces on the hike. Orange is not in hiking boot fashion at this time. Blessings on the journey. Dragonfly
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12 Responses to And the beat goes on…

  1. Susan Woodworth says:

    It has STOPPED RAINING!!!??????? Praise be to God. Sleep tight.

  2. Bruce Harned says:

    Pastor,
    Esther and I are glad to see you are enjoying the fine sping weather complete with daily water activities. I’ve had one experience like yours but it was only for 2 hours with a hot tub at the end of the trail.
    A question out of curiosity being isolated how and when did hear about the tragedy at the marathon and what was your reaction?
    I hope the timing works out so we can maybe
    Touch base in the Lincoln NH area in August.
    Remember the offer still stand for a hot meal and real shower.
    Best wishes on your journey north.
    Bruce Lisa Esther Harned

    • dragonfly2013at says:

      Dear Bruce,

      It is hard not to hear about such awful events; such things find their way around with or without tv, radio, and newspaper. My heart broke to hear what happened but I don’t know all the details and have not delved more deeply into it as part of my process these six months is to take a break from the news.

      All my best to you, to Esther and your family. Thanks for following our progress! Blessings, Dragonfly

  3. Camille says:

    May the sun be with you soon!

  4. KD says:

    Happy May- hoping the April showers are gone and you will see only May flowers!
    Stay dry and safe

  5. Penny Gadzini says:

    Sending you love, encouragement, prayers for sunshine and flowers! How are the feet, ankles, knees? Three Gadzinis

  6. Karen says:

    Follow every rainbow ’til you find your dream. Sweet dreams, and dry socks ahead!

  7. Chris Yount says:

    Hey Kristina! Praying for you!
    Chris Yount

  8. Five cents worth says:

    You are both so amazing! Sunny days are surely ahead(: We think of you all the time, and we are praying for good hiking days and amazing people on and off the trail to greet you and take care of two of our favorite people. We are always checking for new blogs and we are so excited every time a new post shows up. You will be in NY before you know it!

    • dragonfly2013at says:

      Thanks for the encouragement! We are doing our best and working hard! But today, after two BIG days of hiking 15+ miles, we took a short day and are taking it easy in Hot Springs, NC. (Laundry, Shower) Really cool hostel!

      Blessings, DF

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