Friday, July 6, 2007

Harper's Ferry

Julie and I arrived in Harper's Ferry around 1:30 to find the boys sitting in front of the AT headquarters. They were on a zero day and ready for some R&R at the Hampton Inn in Martinsburg. The guys all looked fantastic, though I must say that Spencer looked like he had a bad day at the acupuncturist with the hundreds chigger bites on his legs. After hot dogs in Harper's Ferry and a quick stop at Chick-Fil-A, we checked in the Hampton around 4:00. As I made dinner reservations at the Outback, the guys got busy with laundry,resupply,blog updates,etc. Dinner at 7PM was just in the nick of time, then to Wal-Mart for food and stuff, then back to the room for Zoe's homemade birthday cake(Ben 21,Spencer 20). We were able see fireworks from the hotel parking lot which was nice of the town to do for the boys half way celebration.
Nobody wanted to jog with me the next morning, so I slept in and woke up to the voices of guys planning the next thousand miles or so. After breakfast, we were packed up and on our way back to Harper's Ferry to continue this incredible journey. Ben and Spencer were off about 0945 and Garrett was underway after a trip to the outfitters. Great job guys! Good Luck!

2 comments:

Karen said...

I am so excited for you...halfway through! Wishing the Philmont crew 703-N3, had a website like this to keep track of their journey. I sent some of the Enlyten strips with Lorne to Philmont...I have not heard if you actually thought that they worked/helped, great idea though.
You guys are awesome! Any Outbacks in the area?
karen celentano

Anonymous said...

Bandana Ben and Warpzilla,
I am so grateful to the Harrington's for making your 4th of July so special. Thank you for going up Tim and Julie!
You guys rock! I am so proud of you and your perseverance. I hope you will be able to see George Bower's sister somewhere around Gettysburg. He said she lives about 200 feet off the trail. Gail Backfish's mother lives near Hawk Mountain close to Bethel. She would love to give you a bed, meal, laundry sevice and TLC. Her Mom's number is 570-682-3054,(this is Gails's grandmother's #, she is 95 and sharp as a tack).Gail's Mom, Vera Coleman is usually at her mom's house helping her out, so try that #. Vera's home phone is 570-345-8298. Do you guys need anything? Let me know.
I love you,
Mama