I’m sitting at Starbucks enjoying an Organic Soy Frappuccino while I wait 45 minutes for Avis Car Rental to re-open. There was a sign on the door that said “picking up a customer, back at 11:30am”, and despite the fact I’m baffled that they close their entire operation for one person, that’s just the way it is. At least the sun is shining and I have wifi!
On the flight down south I sat in the middle of a lacrosse team and actually recognised the coach as a man we worked closely with during the Vancouver 2010 torch relay from the Four Host First Nations. We chatted about the old team from VANOC and mused at the fact we bumped into each other on a flight from Bellingham to San Diego!
As we flew over lakes and mountains I wondered if the PCT would cross some of these places. I even started reading ‘Wild’ again on my E-reader. It’s such an awesome story and reading about Cheryl’s preparation makes me feel a little better about my own.
When I touched down and met Donna who was holding a sign with my name at the baggage area, the first thing she said to me was “you don’t look like a hiker”. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I’ll take it as a compliment. When we got back to her place I met her husband Don and they introduced me to their three cats Molly, Noel and Nicholas. Despite a few allergies it’s super comfortable, they even had my name on the cup in the bathroom.