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A New Adventure Awaits - Walking the Appalachian Trail

Friday, March 01, 2013

Wow, I can't believe it's already March 1st! It feels like a "new beginning" ~ a new month, a new start! For the past few weeks, I've been planning an adventure that seems like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - to hike 2000+ miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.



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This is a rigorous challenge even for the fittest of hikers, but I am beginning this journey with lots of "extra baggage" in the form of weight and lots of fear and doubt that I can even accomplish this goal and see the trail to completion. But I'm not letting that deter me. I believe as I travel light (i.e. carry only the bare essentials in my backpack), I will also "lighten up" in mind, body and spirit.

I won't be alone in this mega-challenge. My husband will be beside me every step of the way. We hope to use this time to draw closer together in our marriage and also closer to our relationship with God. I think as we journey, our "mountaintop experience" will bring greater clarity to our lives and teach us valuable lessons.

I will share more in coming days about our preparation and goals for this trip. But for now, I need to go dehydrate another round of backpacking food!
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  • v INTHEGAP
    Wonderful goal. Good for you. I am sure that you and your husband and God will have an incredible adventure. emoticon
    1212 days ago
  • v TAYSMOM77642
    What a wonderful adventure and a wonderful way to spend quality time with your hubby! Hope you have a great time and it's wonderful to see you back I have missed you.
    1214 days ago
  • v JUSTDOINGIT101
    That sound so awesome! Are you doing it all at once, or in pieces with breaks? Will be an incredible experience to get away from civilization and be one with nature.
    1214 days ago
  • v LOOKINGUP2012
    So happy for you both. This was a dream of mine long ago that got pushed aside for normal work life. Praying you have a safe trip. emoticon emoticon
    1214 days ago
  • v WISHFULDREAMING
    That sounds like an amazing adventure!
    1214 days ago
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