DAY 134 & 135 Anaconda

AUG 25TH

Well what a sleep…

I struggled up and headed for breakfast.  There was a lot of choice. I made some waffles  grabbed coffee and relaxed, several juices later  and I was full.
I returned to my room got organised and then  headed to the library 1 mile at the other end of town.
On the way I passed a hardware store so checked to see if they had fuel ..they had and were extremely helpful.
Okay onwards as I made my way up the road  I was amazed at all the different types of houses some really nice, others not so much. As I walked I came to a Dollar general so popped in as sometimes they have bargains wow they have spam singles ( I have not seen these in a while ) so I brought  several and a few other thing. Okay to the post office.

I retrieved 2 boxes and bounced one to Glacier. I also grabbed 2 boxes for resupplying ahead.
Okay  library  next. I walked past the local cinema which was “Retro” . But  not today, I found  the library and the assistant  gave me a code to use a PC.

First I downloaded my friend’s spreadsheet of items I had sent him . Then a map of Glacier to help me book my campsites but I may wait until I get there to book. (Could be a mistake )
Okay post office chase. Today I managed to register my missing boxes  I hadn’t been able to before. It was then I realised I was missing another box that should have been delivered . I will chase this later

Okay that was a successful visit. As I was about to leave the rain began to fall in buckets I waited  as I didn’t want my boxes damaged.
It eventually stopped so I made a break, but as I passed a bar it began to rain again so I took refuge. 

I just was finishing a beer when Anvil and special-K arrived they looked like drowned rats as they had ,had a ride in the back of a pickup when the heavens opened. I had a couple more beers then headed home.

I dropped my gear then went across to McDonald’s I ordered a burger and fries ,I headed back. I woofed my burger and fries then began to sort through my boxes.
I had planned to send a box to Benchmark ranch so filled a box with that food and then sorted out the food to carry out from here.

POST HIKE! Don’t bother with Benchmark just head into town much better options

Okay done .I will take to the post office tomorrow. 
Okay relax  time ,I then decided to  book another night to enable me to do more chores  tomorrow.

DAY 135  2nd zero

AUG 26th

Yet another great sleep.
I headed to  breakfast, Monk is here so I joined him and chatted about the trail what towns was he going to compared with mine.
Next was the the grocery store to get a few more bits ,some fruit and a frozen meal for later.
I added a few more bits to my resupply box and for me to carry. 
I then went through my pack and a box that I had been bouncing. The spare clothes I took to the thrift shop ,I then boxed the rest to send to my friend in Texas. Typically as soon as seal the  box  there is stuff still left on my bed.. F**k oh well I’m going to leave that. 

News shoes pair 5

I head up to the post office with my two boxes, meetings Heavy and Special K on the way.
Heavy heads off to the barbers Special K and I continue on to the post office
Once there I send my boxes  Big tick and my missing Box is here great.
Okay back to my room but as I pass the bar it begins raining again so quickly run in..
Sat at the bar is Heavy so I join him for a beer Special K then arrives. After a couple of beers  Heavy decides its time for lunch  so I join them and head to Donovan’s
As we walk there we pass Heavy and Mouse in a coffee bar and invite them to join us.
I order deep fried cheese which is scrumpy  followed by a pasty for my mains. sadly the pasty is poor and un appetising.

But the company is great 
Once back to my room I decided to check on my flight home.
Panic ,I am unable to find the second leg. It’s missing from my itinerary.
After a very long phone call it appears to all sorted. Next to chase my replacement hiking poles as the appear to be stuck  in customs in Chicago..so I may not get them.

Okay all done. I began to pack up and then I can relax.
Okay I’m out tomorrow 

Milage  zero 

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