May 9, 2013
Today’s mileage: 9.4
Total mileage: 723.5
We woke up this morning to the sun shining. It was a nice relief after all of the rain. We had a quick hike into Daleville where we’re staying for the night. As we hiked into town, we had beautiful views of the surrounding area, a reservoir, and Roanoke. We saw four vultures today. There was a nest just off of the trail, so we got a close look at them. It was very cool.
We checked into our motel around 1 and had lunch with a section hiker, Boots, we had met at Four Pines Hostel. It was hot today, so we enjoyed eating Mexican and drinking a Corona on the patio of the restaurant.
It’s just another normal day in town for us. We’re clean, our clothes are clean, and we’re well fed. We just finished watching Fever Pitch, a movie I couldn’t believe Miles hadn’t seen, seeing that he’s a big Red Sox fan. It brings back some good memories…2004 & 2007 for us Sox fans.
We’re tired and our feet are relieved to have a break. I figured out why I’m having my headaches too. Or should I say that my dad figured it out. It’s allergies. I didn’t know I had any allergies, but there must be a tree pollen in the area that I’m allergic too. My dad has had the same problem before down to the headache above the left eye stemming from sinus irritation. It’s new for me, so I’m relieved to know it’s nothing serious, just annoying. As we say in my family, I get it honest!