Day 91 Appalachian Trail, VA Miles Hiked to Date: 899 Hiked yesterday: 14 Trail Miles, Miles to Katahdin: 1284
In a short while, Chipmunk joined us and they started talking. They are both fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and talked about parts of the book. Chipmunk told him how she recently got a DVD from her friend Phil that has the original BBC TV series that was made from the book. She asked if he had read the latest book in the series by her beloved author, Eoin Coifer, who wrote his rendition now that the original author, Douglas Adams, has passed away. He had not but noted that now that he knew, he certainly would. After snacks and cold drinks, both of them rejoined the trail and I headed off to the last meet up for the day, satisfied that Chipmunk's aches and pains were in check.
She put her pack into the truck and scooped up Chocolate Chip who was excited to see her. We drove into town for the evening and chatted about several topics, few of which were the trail. I think when the day is done, she prefers to focus on her "off trail" life. I guess I said something funny and she soon found herself in a giggle fit. I couldn't help but join her; her laugh is so infectious.
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Thanks again for all your support,
Mama Chip, Papa Chip, Chipmunk and her dog, Chocolate Chip
(Tammy, Jay, Neva and Coco)