Thursday, August 20, 2009

A day in the big City

18 August 2009 - Two months on the trail.

Near Pawling, New York, the trail crosses the Metro-North train line to New York City. Since Marianne had promised a place to rest and clean up, decided to change worlds for a day. Getting up at 4:30am, walked into town and caught am early morning train to the architecturally stunning Grand Central Station.

In recent years the city has been clean, efficient, and as always exciting. So international, there are people from Everywhere.

Stopped downtown at Tent & Trails to get some equipment including light weight hiking shoes and a summer weight sleeping bag. Changed from water filter to chemical treatment.

Decided to send home cool weather clothing. Hoping to lose several pounds of gear from my pack. Lighter pack equals faster hiking.

In the evening, Marianne cooked up a big dinner of steak, salad, rice, veggies and corn. Yum! Andre and Karin shared the feast. Trail stories filled the conversation.

It was nice to spend time with friends. Thanks Marianne for your hospitality.

1 comment:

  1. that was a great night! BBQ under the stars! But I got tangled up in the massive tornado storms right as I left Marianne's place. WOW. Good thing you were under roof that night! Good to see you and good luck! - Karin