Date: 10 Jan 2018 07:56PM EST
Location: Okeechobee, FL - Scottish Inns
Today's Miles: 8.5
Total Miles: 150.7
Early start, wanted to make sure I arrived at my trail angel linkup point on time. What's 8.5 miles between friends when it's a town day!
Arrived around 1100 and met up with a local trail maintainer/angel Doug. We lunched at an AYCE pizza buffet and talked shop before he dropped me off at the motel I booked. Luckily the owner let me check in a couple hours early so I could knock out the usual town chores before too late in the day.
Aired out my quilt, hung my tent to dry, took a quick shower and packed up my clothes. If you're not trail adjacent you've probably never seen trail folk do laundry. Easy to spot, we're the ones wearing nothing but rain gear at the laundromat.
After that chore was complete I sidled on over to the local grocer and calmly resupplied for the next few days. Then my stomach took over and I grabbed all sorts of goodies to snack on in the motel room the next 18-20 hours before heading bank to the trail. A gallon of sweet tea, two bear claws, two rice puddings, a box of cereal, half a gallon of milk, and tortillas and cheese to boot for a bunch of quesadillas.
Spent the rest of the day indoors listening to rain outside and watching Netflix. One of the best things you could ask for on a rest day is bad weather, hate to waste a perfectly nice day inside. Caught up with my wife a bit, watched some TV, vegged out and rested the legs.
Back to the trail tomorrow.