Good Morning Folks,
Last evening when I was coming off the Trail for the evening, I met an interesting person, and his group. He immediately got my attention by offering me a beer. (Which I accepted with enthusiasm.) You just can’t ignore that sort of thing. It shows great strength of character, and a kind heart.
I found from one of the other Folks in his group that TABA (His Trail Name), is a bit of a celebrity on the Appalachian Trail, and in the hiking world in general.
Meet Scot Ward (Trail Name=TABA There And Back Again) and his dog Kaya
(If you would like to get to know Scot better, click on the TABA Link)
Scot describes himself as follows:
A modern day American pioneer. What is the definition of “pioneer”? I would say that a pioneer is a person who travels to new territory, that is already inhabited by someone else, to chart a path for others to follow, who are seeking out a new adventure or looking for a change of scenery, atmosphere or even a change in lifestyle.
I tend to agree in part with Scot, at least to the point of “seeking out new adventures”. That’s basically what I’m doing out here. I’m doing something that stretches my abilities, expands my horizons, and at the same time allows you to follow along on the adventure.
The bottom line is that shortly after finishing the beer, evaluating my accomplishment to date, and realizing that I had not seen my wife Judy for way too long, I gave her a call, and asked her to pick me up.
She said something to the effect of “It’s about time”, and then started the drive to Georgia to retrieve me.
“This is the end of this adventure, and I’m looking forward to the next.”
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As J.R.R.’s Hobbit once said,
Adventures Make You Late for Dinner,