8 , 1981 Monday From Gonzo!s Appalachian
Got up at 5:30 am, and had 3 packets of oatmeal. Maybe the last
that I have hope there is some at Hot Springs. It has been
almost forty-five minutes since the alarm went off and still no one
else is up. What a bunch of wimps! It happens every time: What
time do you want to get up? About
but do they get up? Never once yet! It does give me time to write,
but is frustrating having to sit around wondering when they will get
twenty-four hours now and no rain to speak of. Pretty amazing!
Hope it doesnt rain today either. That would be nice. Arriving
in Hot Springs today, and will try to get the full scoop of these
murderers so we can either quit or be prepared. Its terrible
that a person cant even sleep at night being afraid someone
may assault and kill you.
Now were in Hot Springs after a day of fast downhill walking.
There was some good uphill climbing, but the majority was downhill.
Its five dollars per night to stay at the hostel, but you
can stay for free if you work two hours. Received a package at the
PO, but didnt get the envelope with my travelers checks. Got
letters from Connie, Amy, and Linda Benz. Chuck treated me to a
piece of pie that I ate with a pint of butter pecan ice cream I
purchased. 95 cents for the ice cream. Bruce and Pat were given
a free package of rations from the post master, but split it between
themselves and Chuck. I guess someone did not pick it up and it
had been sitting around the office for too long. I talked to Dad
at work from a phone in The Hikers Inn, and called Mom at
home later from an old ladies house. I believe Cody Washer was her
name. I may not eat anything else tonight. Did laundry and had a
shower. Went with Chuck down to the Inn where Pat and Bruce spent
the night for $12. It was getting late so I left and walked back
to the hostel, and went to bed.