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  • The National Park Centennial

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    Visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Kennesaw National Battlefield. I was very moved at the MLK, Jr. site. I really needed to hear his messages of love and service. The battlefield was fun but crowded and I wasn’t able to hike the loop. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Beer

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    Quote from max.patch: “i had a blueberry sour ale with dinner. never had a sour beer before and never had blueberries in my beer either so it was a new experience for me. the nashville chicken (first time for that too) sandwich was fantastic, but wasn't nearly as hot as i thot it would be. the fries were thru-hiker portion sized, but since i'm not a thru-hiker i left about half of em behind. ” Im not a fan of sour beer, despite my nephew working for a brewery in their sour beer department.

  • DIY quilt

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    Quote from Time Zone: “Oh fluffy and warm down topquilt, is there any lousy day you can't make better? appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…367b72bc6548afa1e2388523c Many thanks to Traffic Jam! I want to pay her back, just need to figure out what sort of financial spreadsheet she likes best. With friends like TJ, who needs alteration shops that have no guts to try this sort of thing? ” Your friendship is payment enough. I’m very happy it turned out good.

  • DIY quilt

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    Specifically, i sewed my seams about half an inch away from the existing seams, then cut. With the baffles, there are already a lot of seams in the quilt. The most tedious part was removing seams to turn the squares into long tubes. But, i learned something...i should have done this with my down skirt to make it less bulky.

  • DIY quilt

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Your a brave girl. I'm scared of working with down. I just know I'd have those little feathers everywhere. ” JJ, thats the great thing about the costco quilts. They’re already put together and are very inexpensive. You can make lots of things with them. One trick to controlling the feathers is to sew two, parallel seams and cut between them. (In knitting, it’s called a steek, not sure what it’s called in sewing.). There were minimal, flying feathers on this project.

  • DIY quilt

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    Finished. It turned out pretty good. I want to make one for myself, maybe with climashield apex.

  • Beer

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    Time for a beer. How about Bell’s Oberon?

  • What Are You Reading?

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    I just finished listening to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and loved it.

  • DIY quilt

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    The schematics and a photo of what the quilt will look like when it’s finished. Rather, what it’s supposed to look like.

  • DIY quilt

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    I spent this rainy day making a quilt for my buddy, Time Zone. He provided the Costco quilt and the excellent schematics and photos. It is nearly finished but will have to wait until Saturday. TZ got the instructions from someone on Hammock forums. m.imgur.com/gallery/kOXYm The hardest and most tedious part is removing the seams from the baffles. I found this YouTube video about picking out seams on a Costco quilt. It wasn’t always as easy as he makes it look, but it helped a lot. I can also rec…

  • Beer

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    Drinkin a Yee Haw Summertime Gose. Its a sour wheat ale brewed in Johnson City, TN. It’s okay. I’m not a big fan of sour beer.

  • The Cumberland Trail

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    I stopped by the Obed Visitor Center this afternoon and they categorically state that the CT segment through Obed is 14.1 miles. And they gave me the phone number of a kayak shuttler. Hmmmm... interesting possibilities.

  • Took a walk today

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    some more.

  • Took a walk today

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    some pics

  • Took a walk today

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    (Sorry it’s so long) The theme of today’s hike is...you don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need. The alarm was set for 5:15 am with the intention of getting up early and either cycling into the Smokies or going on a strenuous hike. After working extra last week, the early morning alarm confused me, and i thought, why in the heck is my alarm going off at 5:15 if i dont have to go to work? It was nearly 9 when i dragged my butt out of bed. I made a tentative plan to drive to Rugb…

  • The Cumberland Trail

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Thinking about going back to eagle bluff to search for my glasses but not sure it’s worth it as I bought a new pair yesterday. Really need to go hiking, it’s been a rough weekend. Weather doesn’t look good on my days off though. ” Hope you have good hiking weather and find your glasses too. ” The ‘coons probably stole my glasses. Big South Fork sounds fun.

  • The National Park Centennial

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    I think I’ll get the Big South Fork cancellation this coming week. Maybe find a trail to hike on.

  • The Cumberland Trail

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    Thinking about going back to eagle bluff to search for my glasses but not sure it’s worth it as I bought a new pair yesterday. Really need to go hiking, it’s been a rough weekend. Weather doesn’t look good on my days off though.

  • Whiskey Thread

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    Quote from IMScotty: “I'll drop a shot of Jack in a nice Stout every once in a while, but that is the only time I mix anything with whiskey (not even including ice). ” It does seem pointless. Unless you hate the taste of bourbon, why cover it up? I do like it on ice tho.

  • Quote from Wise Old Owl: “Enjoy - a funny commercial youtube.com/watch?v=hVSTrHf7h7U ” It’s crazy to think how excited people were to go from homemade to ready-made (or nearly so). ‘Homemade’ became synonymous with country bumpkin. O’course, maybe...ultimately...things like this assisted women with becoming more independent/liberated.