Day 55: A Graduation Surprise

June 8, 2017: Hiked Zero Miles again

I couldn’t believe it. We slept it until 7:00. It was a miracle. I felt so much better. I laid around in bed researching the next section of the trail we’re gonna hike, trying to get some info on conditions. Apparently there are a couple rivers that we’re supposed to cross that are impassable because they’re so high and flowing so strong right now. So it looks like we’ll have to find some detours.

I finally got out of bed when my stomach wouldn’t stop grumbling and we made some more Eggo waffles and found some pancake-covered sausages in the freezer that we heated up. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

After breakfast we did our favorite thing. Cleaning! Not my favorite for the record. We packed and cleaned until we thought we were going to pass out from huffing so much 409. I don’t know how one little apartment can get so dirty.

In the afternoon we ran a couple more errands and then headed up to Burney for Colton’s little sister’s graduation. It felt weird to wear real clothes, especially since nothing fits anymore since we’ve lost so much weight. I found my tightest pair of jeans I owned and Colton cranked down on his belt.

It was a pretty cloudy, cool, misty day and we had a pretty drive up the hill. We hadn’t told his sister that we were coming so when we walked in she was shocked.

 It was a so fun to surprise her. We gave everyone hugs and they reminded us how skinny we were. 

We had a feast for dinner. Tri tip, corn on the cob, salad, bread, potatoes, baked beans. Everything I have been craving. I was so excited to eat, I forgot to take a picture. We spent dinner catching up, telling lots of stories, and trying to reassure our mom’s that they didn’t need to worry about us. I don’t think we were too successful.

We eventually made our way to the high school for graduation and it felt so weird to be back. Her graduation was great and she looked beautiful. I’m so glad we were able to make it up for such a special occasion.

We had a chance to talk to lots of people about the trail. It’s fun getting to tell people about what we’re doing and I even met a bunch of people I didn’t know who are reading my blog. I love being part of a small community who make you feel like family, even if you don’t know them. 

We finally pulled ourselves away and went home to eat cheesecake and go to bed. Another late night (midnight). I don’t know if I’ll ever readjust to being a night owl. But I have definitely readjusted to sleeping in a comfy bed.


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