Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bud’s 2012 Hike

 This Years Hiking Trip Has Begun

Bud’s Arrival at the Richmond Airport Sunday morning for flight to Bangor, Maine.

I made sure he had his etickets and driver’s license this time. Remember last year he showed up at train station without any ID? Thank goodness I just happened to throw his passport in my bag. No problems this year.

Gotta have one last visit to the restroom before security.

Gene and Eloise handing off the squished up pack to Bud. It was way heavier (35 pounds) and much larger than allowed by Delta in the overhead, so he took out a bunch of his stuff and stuck it in a cloth grocery bag. He sent everything ahead that would not be allowed aboard the plane by postal service like his walking sticks, first aid kit, and toiletries. 

Time to say good-bye.

Monday he sent back this picture...
“Sunrise at Monson, Maine"

This morning he sent this iPhone shot. The note said:
"Close to White Cap Summit 3600 feet”
He looks like a very happy hiker to me. Stay tuned for updates as they arrive. 

“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.”
~John Muir

This post is linked with:
"Our World Tuesday"


  1. Exciting. I bet you miss him. Hope you are well.

  2. he is amazing. so glad he gets to do what he loves. :)

  3. Fantastic! I'll be looking forward to updates. I echo what TWG said above here.

  4. It's great that he gets to go on his hiking trips. I'll look forward to seeing more pics.

  5. I envy Bud. Like the say... "This Bud's For Me"

  6. Love the hiking shot. Would so like to be there as well!

  7. What a fabulous view in that last photo, makes it all worthwhile.

  8. How fabulous for him. And what a view !!!

  9. I truly love to hike, but I only did the long range hikes when I was younger. Props to him!

  10. somehow I envy him. Yet not. It is too heavy for me. But I would love to.

  11. Oh OK, I shouldn't read your blog backwards....this post answered my question on the post after this.... Buddy does look happy and it sounds like the hike is going beautifully.