It is pretty easy to walk in the cold miserable rain when you have a prize waiting for you. AWE will be here today! You have no idea how excited I am (and how excited OWL is to see her partner, AT).
We left the hostel at the last possible moment – around noon – to put us in Pearisburg a little before AWE & AT. M80 & Trooper were planning on spending the night in Pearisburg, and said we were welcome to stop by their hotel room to take a shower before we left to go to civilization…Blacksburg. Honestly I don’t remember that much about the walk – I was a focused walking machine! Everything was super foggy – until the last 3 miles when the fog and rain started to clear. We saw some great views from Angel’s View, and as we descended into Pearisburg the light in the forest was amazing. A sign of good things to come, I am certain!
We stopped by M80 & Trooper’s room – it was really psychedelic! The hotel didn’t have any rooms left, but they had a former game room they were planning on setting up as another room…they brought a bed/dresser/tv/chair in to this very colorful room, and M80 & Trooper were glad to have it!
After I showered, we went across the street to the Mexican restaurant for margaritas. I texted AWE & AT to let her know we had a change of location, but neither of them texted me back. About 10 minutes later, they walked into the restaurant! It was amazing to see AWE. I missed her so much.
We had drinks (Trooper had the LARGEST DRINK OF ALL) and ate dinner. And then we drove to Blacksburg for 3 days of R&R.