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Blog entry by AkBob posted 07-21-2011 02:07 AM 1403 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 07-21-2011 02:53 AM

Well I do try to keep as busy as I can. Thanks for the compliment on the birdhouse. I hope you checked out my latest project. I am especially proud of it, the largest portrait I’ve ever cut. The kicker is I just printed out the pattern for one over twice as large in square inchage.
Hold on!
Inchage! Is that a word?
Well it is now.
It is over twice as large in square inchage.
Thanks for checking in. I saved the link to your journey blog and will most definately be checking in from time to time. Be safe.


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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 03:00 AM

Hey Bob,

Just signed up on your trekking blog.

This is going to be a great adventure. Good luck on your hikes.


-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 03:06 AM

Hey, I just went and read the blog at the link you provided. You’d better carry extra shoes, because bare feet hurt when hiking, and you’re gonna have bare feet after you walk the soles off.
As soon as I figure out how to sign up to follow it, I’m gonna follow it. For now though, I have the home page saved in my favorites. My feable mind has to do things the hard way sometimes, ya know?


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#4 posted 07-21-2011 04:18 AM

Oh, Lord!! Please do not do what my Mom did on a walk on the “AT”. Fell and broke her pelvis in 4 places. We had to carry her back to “civilization”.

When you pass through Caledonia State Park (Southern PA) give me a shout and we will bring you some ice cream (half way point celebration).


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 05:44 AM

Welcome back, Good luck on your trek. That’s a lotta miles. I walked the Appalachian Trail a few miles, that was enough for me. I did ride a bicycle from northern Minnesota to Washington D.C. in 9 days back in summer of 1965. That is one reason I am having problems with my knee. I rode alone and started at sunup till past sundown. I had horrific leg cramps every morning! Would I do it again? Only if I was 18 again! It was quite an experience. Because of this, my daughter felt she had to out do me and rode across America twice with the “Bike Aid Group” 2 years running. I’m proud of her!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 04:41 PM

Welcome back, and wish you success on your triple threat hike. When you get to the continental divide
section, I have ridden some of it on my mountain bike, I will try to meet you for great campfire supper.
thank you for invite to watch along, since I surely am not going to hike any of it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 08:13 PM

7,500 MILES!! Mudderagod, are ya mad?
Seriously though – best of luck on your new adventure. I read Bill Bryson’s tale about the AP. I found
it very funny. Yours will be as good if not better I’m sure. (no pressure haha).
How long are you planning on spending at it? Are you going alone?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 07-22-2011 05:23 AM

I do plan on following you every step of the way. And yes the guard is back on and the finger is healing fine. Good luck and hope to see lots of photographs of your journey.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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#9 posted 07-22-2011 10:41 PM

Sorry so slow to respond, things have been hectic the last couple of days.

William, inchage is a word according to my Sunrise Surprise (wife) :)

Lew and Gus, thank you much, and I will definitely drop you a line when I get close.

Thank you everyone for the encouraging words.

Oh, Murch, yes I will be going it alone. I am planning on giving myself the full 6 mo. for the AT and hopefully a little less for the other two.

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 11:26 AM

I wish your travels were bringing you anywhere near Mississippi. I think we could have some fun. I look forward to following your travels though. You be safe man.


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#11 posted 07-24-2011 01:34 AM

I swear I was thinking the exact same thing the other day William. Might have to reroute the AT to go by your place :)

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#12 posted 07-24-2011 04:03 PM

Let me know ahead of time and I’ll keep the coffee hot. Hope you can handle the heat. It has been hot around here lately. I’ve given up lighting the stove when I can just cook on the asphalt in the driveway.


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#13 posted 07-27-2011 07:29 AM

When you get to Hawk Mountain (it’s along the Appalachian Trail in PA), turn to the SE and wave! Best of luck!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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