Category Archives: Preparations

Happy Anniversary Dragonfly and Prairie Dog

Today, April 3, 2013 was the day we started hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Our family and friends (support team) drove us to the airport early in the morning.  We arrived in Atlanta, greeted by our wonderful friend Kathy and her brother … Continue reading

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So tired, tired of waiting for you….

As May turns into June, then June into July, I am anxious about when we will hear who won the contest to hike in the Fjällräven Classic.  The hike starts on August 8, 2014. To bide my time, I investigate … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

This is a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped Dragonfly and me get ready for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  The people from my work who went to lunch with me and got me a gift and TC&JR who … Continue reading

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Packing up

We packed the backpacks this afternoon and they are safely on their way to Atlanta. If we’ve forgotten anything we will have to take it on the plane. Just two more days to tie up loose ends.

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Best laid plans…

Right after we and the support team worked on getting food mail drops ready, Dad Prairie Dog got violently ill–so much so that we called 911 and the ambulance took him to the emergency room.  Turns out it was that … Continue reading

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Support team

Today several members of the support team came to Dragonfly’s house to help prepare the food mail drops.  I taught them how to make granola and Df showed them how to repackage the dinners.  We will all meet again soon … Continue reading

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When Dragonfly and I first started talking about hiking the AT, one of Df’s concerns was about her three wonderful cats: China, Prophet and Clarence.  Who would take care of them while she was away? My parents are retired, so … Continue reading

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