The Appalachian Trail (The Book)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
I have read another book. I give myself applause. I'm starting to enjoy this leisure.
The book is the second book I read from author Jack Darnell. I have made friends with him and his wife through the blogging world as I also enjoy his daily blog post over at the shipslog.
I was only a few pages into the book "The Appalachian Trail" when I was hooked. This book took me on a journey that forced me to day dreaming moments as if I was actually hiking along with them. I could picture the beauty of the trails they crossed and the people (with crazy nicknames) they encountered. I smiled when I found out what their hiking names become.
I was amazed at what goes into preparation to even begin such an adventure. I was in total awe. I had no idea. Many friends were made along their hike as they encounter a few obstacles, laughs and lots of smooches.
This book was a pleasure to read on my Kindle but now wish I would have ordered a signed copy.
This past weekend, me and my husband walked into the Gander Mountain store here in town and while he looked at shoes, I dashed over to the hiking equipment. I wanted to see what kind of things they pack into those back packs and it was really cool. I thought about the characters in the book as I marveled at the tiny pots, cookers and tents.
Thanks Jack! Now I want to do it! I just know I could not talk Nick into doing such a thing but I know if he started, he would be like Sherry and want to keep going.
I'll stop here before I give the book away, but there were some unexpected surprises in the book and chapter nine made my eyes water.