June 1, 2004

A Really Long Weekend

POST #    1075

I went to Pennsylvania over the weekend and had what truly felt like a long weekend. For some strange reason, when I spend a long weekend in the city, it just seems to vanish, but maybe because I did a lot this weekend, it felt really long. Lots of eating courtesy of the rents, which is always better and tastier than anything than I can make (see previous entry). To "pay" for these meals, I had to do plenty of yard work - move dirt, trim trees, shovel mulch, buy and move bricks, and fix a mailbox. I even developed a blister or two. Crazy!

We also went hiking Saturday on the Appalachain Trail. What was supposedly a 4 mile trail was actually 5.5 miles and a 3.5 hour hike. Nice job on the planning. Lucky for me, I had a trusty Snickers Bar. What's really surprising to me is that next day, I was barely sore. Given my sloth-like lifestyle, this was truly a shocker.

The weekend also netted me some more kitchen items and some items for the home. I guess there is a good reason to hang out with the parents.

Posted by tien mao in Friends/Family at 8:23 AM



Parents, trees and kitchens. We were in sync this weekend.

Posted by: corie at June 1, 2004 9:33 AM

wow, ditto what corie said. great minds think alike?

Posted by: dahl at June 1, 2004 10:24 AM

5.5 miles in 3.5 hours sounds like a great hike! But I think you should be glad you didn't try to cover all 2,174 miles of the trail! Let's see, um, that would be about 142 days - of hiking 24 hours/day. That could lead to some serious eating - if you ever had time.

Hmmm, this post is a sign that I need to get back to work ...

Posted by: Oscar at June 1, 2004 11:06 AM

wasn't it just a great weekend to get out of the city? the weather was great for the most part. i'm choosing to ignore yesterday.

oscar, my friend justin hiked the whole trail a few years ago. he's told quite a few tales of his trip and many involved serious eating.

Posted by: tien at June 1, 2004 2:42 PM

i think it's funny that sometimes you'll pass a sign (say, like i did when i passed the border into VT on Friday) that has an arrow that reads "georgia."

Posted by: corie at June 1, 2004 3:04 PM

Great pictures, creative as always!

Posted by: Bunnyface at June 1, 2004 11:34 PM

wow! I, too, was on the Appalachian trail Saturday. The New York section -- alas, no Snickers bar, but I think I found Marge...

Posted by: Deborah at June 2, 2004 12:24 AM

sorry, that should have been Mary Ellen or it makes it absolutely no sense (like it does anyway)

Posted by: Deborah at June 2, 2004 11:42 PM

yeah deborah, it doesn't make much sense to me.

Posted by: tien at June 3, 2004 8:34 AM

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