May 23, 2016
We slept in this morning, waking up around 7:30am. Laurie woke up in go mode, ready to cross things off her to do list.
We posted pictures on Instagram, published our blog posts, requested additional gear from Andy’s parents, and did laundry twice (because we forgot to wash some clothes the first time).
Secretly Andy thinks Laurie (who had never been to a laundromat before) wanted to wash all our clothes again to use Tide so they would smell good.
Already Andy can’t wait to smell like a hiker again.
Finally, at 10:30am we went for breakfast at Alabama Hills Cafe. It’s a staple in Lone Pine. We felt rushed to order and except for warm avocados in our omelette, we enjoyed our food, especially the peach crumble pie.
We came back from breakfast, showered and worked more on our blog posts.
It still surprises Andy how quickly time goes by in towns. By the time we crossed a few more things off our to do list it was 3pm.
Even though we did lots, we still found time to laugh a lot.
Fifty days in and we’re still having a blast together. Both of us are grateful to be where we are, sharing this experience with one another.
Around 4:30pm we finally left our room again for an early dinner. But first we went to the gear store Elevation. We’ve decided to buy crampons and be fully equipped for the Sierras.
They also gave us the number to a local who might possibly give us a ride back to Horseshoe Meadow on Wednesday, along with a recommendation for dinner.
It’s chilly here today. At least 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. Lots of grey clouds. There’s supposed to be weather coming in tomorrow again, which has driven some hikers out of the mountain and into town.
For the rest of the evening we relaxed – Laurie watched TV while Andy blogged some more and crossed more things off the never ending to do list.
Town days are exhausting. But we appreciate the rest they afford our bodies.
early tonight (9pm) actually we slept around 10:30pm to wake up for sunrise tomorrow.
Tonight we are grateful for fresh vegetables and cold avocados.