zero in Franklin
I slept so well waking at 10 am.
I walked to the outfitter to print off my Smokies permit then grabbed some gas (butane) then I noticed the time. Omg the Post office. I raced back to my room. grabbed the boxes. taped them, wrote on the address then headed to the P.O,
Of course there was a huge queue, as I waited another postal lady asked “Picking Up”
I chatted to her about my missing packages , handed over my receipt ,before returning back to the queue. I soon reached the counter and paid for my boxes.
The other Post lady then called me over , She explained to me that i had actually sent one of my packages to Franklin , Massachusetts not Carolina. and my other parcel I had sent to the NOC… How the hell did i manage to do that !!
She said that she would try and get my parcel back and send to Damascus, fingers crossed.
On the back at the motel I called in at the garage , brought a 6 pack, ice cream, lemonade, and a ham sub.
I sat in the sun outside my room and chilled before I caught the sight of Jess.
Hey Jess. Jess came over , we chatted a while before she went and dropped her pack into her room and then she too went in search of beer.
I waded through my sub, then began to devour my tub of ice cream washed down with beer.
Jess shortly appeared with beer , and so we spent the afternoon talking about the trail and people and drinking our beer.
Kyle, another hiker then joined in the sun as we chatted drinking and relaxing
Jess was staying until Monday, hiking out Tuesday to avoid the Rain!! I am heading out Monday early (maybe)
Jess and I decided to grab dinner then check out the lazy hiker. we stopped at the Auto-bar and we both had BBQ chicken salad that was very tasty before wandering to the Lazy Hiker.
There were several band’s playing, with a great vibe. so more ale was consumed .
It was great catching up with new and old faces
News Flash… Big Mike (White rice) is in town omg legend.
I enjoyed a few fees but as I am out tomorrow morning, I didn’t want to stay out too late so bid Jess goodnight and headed back to my room zzzz