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Ron & Julie "Snowplow & Rubber Legs" Cluster
City: Eugene
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Start: Home
End: Home
Trip Distance: 800.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 818
Journal Visits: 95,055
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Guestbook Entrys: 123

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The Real World

We are slowly making the transition back to the "real world", although personally I'm feeling more like the trail is the real world and we're trying to force ourselves into something that really doesn't fit as well. Julie is experiencing similar feelings. Yes, it's very nice to have a shower every day, have a kitchen to prepare food and to eat sitting in a chair at a table. We don't have to worry about staying dry when it rains, finding a place to sleep at night or a private place to dig a cat hole. We are very thankful to have all of these things and more. I have discovered that I hate the idiotic television commercials even more than I did before our hike, and I just cannot watch most of the "popular" TV shows. Never could really. I don't know whose reality these "reality shows" are supposed to reflect, but it's not anybody I know (or care to know). Anyway, enough rambling....

I got a phone call from Rockstar today and she was in EUGENE! Very cool! We got together for dinner and had a nice visit. She is heading back to Shelter Cove at Odell Lake tomorrow to continue north. Julie and I had been considering driving up to Pacific Crest Trail Days in Cascade Locks this coming weekend and Rockstar was wanting to go to that also. We will pick her up at Hwy 20, Santiam Pass, Friday afternoon and drive up for the event. Sunday on our way back home, we'll drop her back off so she can continue her trek. She's feeling good and doing 20 plus mile days so it sounds like she has a good shot at finishing. We're hoping she does. Hopefully the weather in Washington will be kind this year.

Well, back to working on the final touches in the living room and hallway. Julie is wanting to reopen her daycare right after Labor Day so I've only got a couple of weeks to finish it all up.

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Ron & Julie On The PCT - 2009

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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