Hello out there...FINALLY! Yes, it has indeed been 3 months since our last post. How truly absurd that must seem...and yet...and yet. You see, finding a computer out here in these woods be nearly impossible. The trees don't seem to boot up so well. And then when you get into town, well, believe it or not, it's harder still.
However...we are still at it. We are still alive and kickin...and yes, sometimes the trail kicks our booty, tambien. But....LOOK AT US...we summitted Katahdin. On September 14. Wowzer...was that coolio! For many folks, that would be the exclamation point at the end of their long adventure. For Ripple and Sabi, however...it was more of...well...an exclamation point in the "middle" of the adventure, but a screaming exclamation point all the same. We got a great day that was cool and misty on the climb up, and then cleared when we were at the top and gave us some amazing views to behold. And then it took us hours upon hours to complete the arduous descent...and the long hike back to camp. Turns out, it was our first 20+ mile day of the journey. Not intentional, but it sure made it all the more memorable. We strolled into camp just about midnight...completely spent, ate some dinner, and passed out into our sleeping bags. But when we awoke in the morning, we were grinnin ear to ear. (Or at least, that's how I am choosing to remember it now ; ) )
yessiree...that little waving hand belongs to sabi.
ripple, however, thought that wading out into that sea of piled rock could wait for another day.
and a few other pics from other days...
how many fingers do you see???
perplexing it all be....
More pics on the snapfish link below. You may notice the atlantic ocean in a few of em...bar harbor and acadia national park...my (ripple) pops and his wife carmen came to visit us for a few days. We had soooo much fun!! And ate some yummy seafood (and got a few extra showers in too!! Yippeee!) Thanks dad!
Love to you all...and lotsa fun too!!
Sabi and Ripple
(in Andover, Maine)