Day 121 zero in Rutland

Wednesday 8th August

the free breakfast was at 7.30 so I dragged myself up and downstairs to the Deli. I grabbed a large cup of coffee and sat at the large round table with my hiker buddies. There were several plates of toasted buns plates of water men and sliced orange. Then I was handed a ate of omelette and rice which looked weird but was rather tasty. after several more vats of coffee I was done.
I helped tidy up then went back to my sort out my gear and begin my chores.
First trip was to the post office to get my tent and send socks back for replacements. and also to send stuff up the trail.
Okay post office done that was fairy painless.
Next was the outfitter. I caught the bus the 3 miles to the other side of town ($2).

When i got here I noticed a shop. Called sensible shoes that of course sold shoes. and on entering rows of socks. I was imeaditly pounced on and I have to say he knew his stuff and I left with a pair of Darn tough socks. I will trail these see how they stand up again my smart wool which haven’t been coping especially with Vermont’s mud.

I then visited the outfitters but just browsed and left. Behind was the home depot so I went to take a look  as I wanted Tyvek but they only sell by the roll. so wandered to the shell garage as that’s where I catch the bus back . I grabbed a drink and a Danish whilst waiting for the bus.
Once back to the hostel I did a quick recap of my food bag before heading to Walmart .
I had time to wander aimlessly around the store. envied the big tv’s. studied the suitcases ( to get my crap home) then did my shopping. My bill wasn’t too bad but I still brought too much for 2 days to Hanover lol.
When i came out of the store the heat hit me .phew that’s hot.
Once back at the hostel I recanted my gear and slowly packed up. Okay now to chase a few orders. Under armour tick patches tick. . and socks tick.
Okay chores done. The test of the day I chilled which is how a zero should be spent.
Okay I’m. Hungry so went downstairs to the deli ordered a Ruben’s and coleslaw and a root beer (no alcohol)
The sandwich was bloody good . I must admit i could of eaten another .
I went back to the hostel ( upstairs) reported my broken Mp3 player. sorted out a returns with Amazon then decided that I needed a beer.

Do I returned to the moose pub for a few beers bit I can’t be late as the hostel has a 10pm curfew or your locked out .

Start. 1702
Finish. 1702
Miles. Zero
Miles to go 489


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