This is a book about his decision to hike the entire 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail ... it is full of funny things that happen, interspersed with information and it is just a delight to read. We had read it in my book group a few years ago and I decided it was so good to read it again.
One of the funnest parts of camping was exploring the shopping. Sadly because of the economy, a lot of the stores have closed, but we found several antique stores open. Two were too pricey, but our friends happened on one on their way out of town and they had to call us to tell us how great it was and that everything was 50% off. Well instead of walking, my friend Mary and I drove over there ... of course we needed a car to bring back our finds! At first I wasn't very impressed, but after looking for a while, I discovered what looked to be a sewing machine! My friend Deby had met us over there and she helped me unearth it. It was in a case in the section where there was a lot of video and camera equipment stuff, so I think it had just been overlooked. The lady in the store said it had been there for two years. I was super excited when I saw it because I have been looking for a featherweight ... this looked like a featherweight, but was not light.
On my way home I stopped in Santa Barbara (a mere 5 miles or so away) to visit my cousin. They had just moved into new digs and their new home is lovely! It was fun to see my cousin ... it's been about a year. She is the closest to me in age and we grew up a lot together, so I am closer to her than my other cousins. She's almost like a sister.