A GOOD DOSE OF RESTORING FAITH

 

A GOOD DOSE OF RESTORING FAITH IN HUMANITY

It seems that around every corner lies the next set of Trail Angels! I hopped off the trail and walked two miles to resupply at WalMart this morning. As I sat outside of WalMart packing my food and supplies in my pack a couple walked up and struck up a conversation. They wanted to know about my journey, where I was from and where I had started my hike. After our conversation and learning more about my causes, they laid hands on me and said a prayer asking God to keep me safe along my journey! They said if I was still there when they came out they would give me a ride back to the trailhead. I told them that I was going back in for a haircut. As I was just finishing up my haircut Sandy walked up and asked if I was ready to head back to the trail. When we arrived at the trailhead and as I was getting my pack out of their trunk three of my buddies from the trail walked up heading to WalMart. Guess who gave them a ride????!!! Jerry and Sandy were placed on this earth to spread goodness and to restore our faith in human kindness. They are the perfect example of “TRUE TRAIL ANGELS” and how we should live our lives each and every day while on this earth serving others!!! Sandy told me that she looked forward to that book some day!!!

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TRUE TRAIL ANGEL will come out of nowhere and TOTALLY BLOW YOU AWAY!!!

And then after touring the store I went to get my pack where I had left it and this fellow just appears out of NOWHERE!!! He asked if I was thru hiking the trail and I explained that I was.. He then asked if I needed a ride back to the trailhead. I was blown away! I probably have too much trust in people but while following him to his jeep I asked him about his story, so then I felt more comfortable about getting in his vehicle. His job involves inspecting Army bases. He asked if I wanted to pick up something to eat for the trail and I replied certainly. He asked what I would like and I suggested Red Robin, a sit down restaurant that serves gourmet burgers. We sat and talked about our two separate journeys and he talked about a dream of thru hiking the trail and how I was living his dream. I gave him a card about my causes, and then he proceeds to pay for my meal! He then ran me by Wawa’s to get a sub Sandwich for the trail! Just goes to show you that you NEVER KNOW when a TRUE TRAIL ANGEL will come out of nowhere and TOTALLY BLOW YOU AWAY!!!

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There certainly are some good hearted people along my journey!!!

So I was hiking along the trail this afternoon and found out that the largest Cabelas Store in the world, 250,000 square feet, is located in Hamburg, Pa. just a little over a mile off the trail!!! My heart had one mission in mind, as this might be my ONLY opportunity to visit this legendary place!!! I met up with a couple of father/sons out hiking/camping for the weekend who were being picked up by one of their wives in Port Clinton. He called ahead and asked his wife if she minded running me to Cabelas while they were hiking to the trailhead. There certainly are some good hearted people along my journey!!!

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“As the World Turns Here On the A.T.!!!”

Well, after today 1,200 miles are behind me with ONLY 1,000 miles between where I lay my head tonight and Mount Katahdin, Maine!!! I know that MANY MORE ADVENTURES are yet to transpire between here and Maine, including the biggest adventure of my entire journey thus far. A story that is just around the next bend in life’s trail! It has taken an entire band of Angels to attempt to pull this one off, but Lord willing I will be sharing a story that WILL BE TRUE (Becky), but a story that will be hard to believe. In fact Becky is helping me to attempt to pull it off! More about that story later “As the World Turns Here On the A.T.!!!”

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