Friday, March 28, 2008

...more Week 1

Sis called Mom last night with an update. She and Dustan have walked about 31 miles so far. They were at Neel's Gap (click here to see a map) and that they have seen many beautiful vistas along the way. Dustan has shin splits and pretty horrible blisters but they are plugging on through. They caught a ride into town for a cheeseburger and to give their feet a rest. She also mentioned that Trail is doing really well as the 3rd hiker.

UPDATE: This is Goose Creek Cabin. The man that took them here had just dropped his daughter and son-in-law off at Springer and was taking a pit stop on his way home. He and his wife love Jesus and they were AWESOME. 


All cleaned up and ready to eat a cheeseburger. Unfortunately, they ate dinner with a man who loved to talk about himself and is a member of every outdoor volunteer club in the nation. 

13 comments:

Toni Jill said...

Stacy (SIS), Thanks for keeping us posted on the trek! I have been praying day and night for the threesome and so thrilled they are doing so well - not sure about the hitch-hiking thing though! Guess I will add that to my prayer list of "not being cold" and "no restless leg syndrome." Tell them we love them and are praying them on through! Love, Toni Jill

Bethany said...

Bummer on the blisters! I'm sure the cheeseburger was a welcome meal though. The longest I've camped is 10 days but we had a camp stove and some great ingredients for some gourmet meals. Happy Trails. . . I love these updates. Although you need to find a way to get pictures out. You did bring a camera, right???

the stone family said...

Hey Guys
We are so glad to get to read the updates-hope this finds you well and not too cold- what a life experience!EC and I can only survive a few days of tent camping at the lake. You are a lot tougher than we are! Mamaw and Papaw are fine- Take care and we are planning
to see you along the way!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates, Stacy. We continually lift them up and will be praying for Dustan's feet and shin splints. Remind them how proud we are of them and how much they are lifted up and covered in our prayers! May they be blessed with many more encouraging
'cheeseburger' experiences! Martha & Zac

Anonymous said...

We are so excited to be sharing this incredible journey with Bets and Dustan. I don't know what is worse, shin splints or blisters. They both make you miserable. "Sis" providing a written window to the hike; how sweet is that!!!!! jj&don

Anonymous said...

Stacey, I'm glad that you are keeping us up to date on the hickers. Tell them that I am remembering them in my prayers. I'm keeping in close touch with MaMaw and PaPa. I think they need company now more than anything.I love all of you. Sharon[doug too]

justin honaker said...

Everest Training '08
of course your going to get blisters

jb said...

This all just sounds great! Press on guys! We are so excited for you! This is as good as Everest in America! HA! -jb

Amy said...

The Walking to Maine blog is now up on the Tide website. Check it out here: www.tideradio.com
The Tide is rooting for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Bets and Dust--
I just made a chocolate pecan pie and thought of you guys because it looks like some healthy-nature food gunk; hopefully you guys won't turn crazy and only eat weird food when you get back from Maine...just a thought. Love you guys and am praying for quick recovery for minor aches and pains!
-Rach Gent

Toni Jill said...

Stacy, Just got a letter from Betsy and I was so thrilled! I would love to write her back and send it via you or Mike when you pick up Trail. Let me know if I can send the letter to you or if you are going by yourself to NC, I would love to ride with you! Email me at tonijillc@yahoo.com and we will work out details: addresses phone numbers etc! Thanks, Toni Jill

Anonymous said...

Hey...what an awesome adventure!!! I haven't seen you two in forever. I live close to charlottesville. I would love to meet up with you guys, I could make you some yummy comfort food or I could bring you some extra long slim jims. Lots of prayers going up for you guys.

Lindsey Kiser

Matt Goodman said...

Dustan & Betsy! We are excited for your amazing adventure, but miss you like crazy in the 'burg. Keep up the good work and don't let a few blisters get you down. Just think - it could be jellyfish in your wetsuit. The Goodmans, McLellans, Fehrenbachs and Schoonmakers all send their love (via Matt). Life is great and the church is growing. You guys are great.