All the Ways You Can Follow My Adventure

Hey everyone! I leave on a 4pm train to Georgia in less than 45 days! I’m so excited. I wanted to write a brief post and let everyone else know how they can follow me on my journey.

  1. The Trek – https://thetrek.co/author/darlene-m/
  2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdep36F5tj95Ro-J7e6TTYA
  3. Trail Journals – https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/24586

These are the three ways I will be doing most of my documenting in the beginning. Once I get my feelers for which one is the easiest, least time consuming, and most compatible with my phone, I will update everyone.

You can also listen to my playlist and follow me on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lhMTZiK3MIr4hrltwDe8m

I do have a GoPro and a great Sony camera. However, I got a new iPhone and it is proving to be all I need for my trip.

I will also be celebrating my 15th year of sobriety on the trail, so that is pretty cool.

The most important thing right now is that I get my pack right. I have packed and unpacked it numerous times and I still have a pile of stuff laying on the floor around it. I don’t understand it because I don’t have a lot of frivolous items.

Also, here is my hiking itinerary if you were interested in my approximate miles per day: http://www.wikitrail.org/planner/view/at/5754166884433920

I even watched Dixie on YouTube when she went over everything and I don’t have much more than that. I didn’t even pack my food yet!

Well, stay tuned and subscribe to my YouTube channel because I am going to be going over that in a week or so.

Thanks so much for following my journey!

Reflection of the Day: Life is Supposed to be Fun

Life is supposed to be fun, right? I mean, if we’re not enjoying ourselves, what’s the point, really… I quit a toxic job back in November of 2019 and life has been quite the adventure since.

My husband and I went on our Sunday Drive today (it’s kind of a ritual for us from March through November) and snapped a few hundred photos with my new camera… Here are some of my favorites! I am happy with more sunlight to enjoy because that means our adventures are longer. We started at a Perkins Restaurant in Bethlehem, PA and wound up near Hawk Mountain today. The center was closed, but it was nice to be up that way.

We did a lot of zig zag driving between the two spots… we left the house at 10:30 this morning (which is late for us!) and got home about 8:00 pm! If we can’t pull off the RV life right now (hubs has a business) then it is for sure something we are going to do after we retire.

We also stopped at Sheetz and got some amazing smoothies! Life is supposed to be fun and I hope you are finding some fun things to do despite all the Corona Virus insanity. I’ve definitely been washing my hands a lot more and have been more aware of touching my face and putting my fingers in my mouth.

How are you holding up during these trying times?