We checked into our hotel about 30 minutes away from the trail. The Days Inn Conference Center is the nicest budget hotel we have stayed in thus far and the breakfast was great- scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, bacon/sausage, yogurt, apples, cereal, juice, milk, and pastries.
|Snuggling my son|
Sunday morning was a rush to get ready before check out at 11 am. We had hotel breakfast again, Andrew packed up all his gear, sorted out most of his winter stuff for me to bring home like his tent (swapping out for hammock with tarp), and tidied up the hotel room. Oh, and I bathed Aramis. Since the hotel only had a shower (no detachable shower head) I had to bathe him by getting in the tub with him and moving him around so he got wet everywhere. I got a shower myself! We stopped at Walmart on the way to the trail and got him new swim trunks which double as his hiking shorts. He lost a lot of weight already after only 6 weeks on the trail so he had to go down a size.
|On the trail again|
On Friday's drive down, I noticed I drove straight by Waynesboro, VA, where my friend Jenn lives! Since I was doing ok time wise heading home, I asked her if she wanted me to come visit and bring food! So that was a nice stop to break up my visit and it was great to see her again and hang out.