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March 10th, 2006
10:30 am


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He's gonna be gone for a while...
I realized today, talking to a couple of co-workers, that I haven't really been tremendously explicit about something to people in general:

Bill (my husband) is leaving on Monday to hike the whole appalachian trail. He hits GA on Monday and exects to hit the trail on 3.14. His trail name will be Pi.

That's approx. 2175 miles

5 to 6 months

(if all goes well)

I have two housemates to keep me company, and Bill and I will be in touch a lot by phone and post. If you want to mail him something, let me know. I can give you addresses and approximate dates when he might check for mail at them. Bill and I will be getting together at the beginning of May for a friend's wedding, and at the beginning of June for our ten-year reunion at Grinnell College. after that we're estimating a visit in the DC area around late June, we might do a NYC visit, and Geri has invited us to do a visit in Mass when he's near her place.

I will be posting updates on his progress, as I get them, to murphyw's journal.

Today is Bill's last day in Ann Arbor before the hike starts. We're going to Chicago for the weekend and he'll depart for Georgia from there.

Just thought people should know...

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Date:March 10th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
That's such an awesome quest.
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Date:March 10th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Bill should keep a journal so he can write a book.
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Date:March 10th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Has he read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson?
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Date:March 10th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yep! And lots of others. and a few movies. I knew he was really serious when he started watching these documentary-style home videos and listening to trail podcasts.
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Date:March 10th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
I guess the weather down here will be pretty good for his start. It's still a little chilly in the mountains during the A.M. but it warms up pretty nicely. Sunday's high is supposed to be 80; by Tuesday highs will be in the sixties.
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Date:March 11th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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Date:March 13th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
mvt had a cousin who bicycled from Alberta to Tierra del Fuego. They sent articles to the Toronto Star from time to time. They were much younger then. :)

If you're in the DC area on a weekday from mid-June to mid-July, I have crash space. (My weekends are really crazy; I'm either travelling or people are visiting me during that period.) If you're around when I'm in town, I should at least buy y'all dinner.
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