Day 99 – Saturday, June 16
I’m moving on the slower side these days since leaving New York. At least I thought I was out of New York. I’ve been having too much fun the past several days with a good friend of mine from Connecticut, Michael Morgan. He is a fishing buddy and neighbor of mine in Orange Beach, Alabama. He is a great guy and graduated from Auburn as well! The trail leaving Fort Montgomery has been great although I had a 24 hour period there with lots of rain. I did enjoy lots of deli stops and even a mobile road side pizza place right at an A.T. trail crossing. Life’s been good in the food consumption category these days. However, I weigh less now than when I graduated from college!
The forest through Connecticut so far has been beautiful. I even hiked along a river that would be fun to take my kayak down. Man, I’m going to be ready for some river fun when I get back to the Southeast.
So I’m in the town of Kent, Connecticut and my friend tells me he’s coming to get me for some R&R (that means lots of beer is involved). When he also mentioned a trip into New York City, I could not turn it down. We went today and I truly enjoyed my first visit into the Big Apple.
Tomorrow I need to get back on the trail and make some miles up quick. It’s been FUN, but time to continue north to Maine!