So great to wake up in great bed but dozed until 7.30, then went down for breakfast.
As I left my room I bumped into Rocks +1,they were heading out today Via walnut alternative which is the trail that I will take.
I sat with another hiker while for breckfast , devoured a waffle loaded with syrup & butter washed down with a few orange juices and a great tasting coffee.
Once back into my room, I had received a email from my credit card company, My card was blocked so hopefully now working fingers crossed. Okay chores. I took my pack downstairs where the staff put it safely away. Okay laundry , I headed to out to find it.
It was fairly easy to find and opposite the post office .I went inside to check the prices, they had a change machine but I only had a $20 and didn’t want $20 in quarters . So i walked over to the post office to pick up my package and brought some stamps to give me change.
As I was waiting Hawkeye and Dr Tom walked in
Wow great to see you guys .
we did the small talk before I headed back to the laundrette .
Back in the laundrette I changed $5 into quarters and began my wash, the dry didn’t take long so I was soon out
Next stop hike & bike for gas. As I’m walking up the road I notice Hawkeye and Dr Tom (was Kevin) having lunch I will call in here on the way back.
Okay hike & Bike. I picked up gas and 2 pairs of socks. I have the Gila coming pronounced Hee-luh and there will be numerous water crossings so I hope my feet can survive !!.
Next the gear store as I wanted to get a set of inner soles. I love wearing Salomon’s but have found in the past when they get wet the inner sole can wrinkle and once that happens they never go flat and become a pain to walk on .Once inside I noticed that they do sock exchange so I swapped out my dead “Darn tough” socks for fresh new ones . Result.
Next job provisions. I don’t need much, I set off to family Basket about 5mins away.
All done, brilliant all good now time for LUNCH.
I stopped at the place where Hawkeye was eating, I ordered loaded fries that was huge that i needed two beers to wash it down.
I ended up chatting to a couple they were unaware of the CDT but were fascinated.
Okay I am Oh fed and watered so headed back to my hotel to do NOTHING.