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  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…f79cd04512e179138d80ab771 ” Paul's barefeet had to be getting cold. ” I can't believe those football players yesterday that were playing with bare arms in the snow in Nebraska. They were out there for 3+ hrs. Here we have had very gentle snowflakes falling for about 7 hrs, accumulation of about 3/4" so far. So beautiful.

  • welcome to the cafe

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from max.patch: “gee elf, i was trying to save you the trouble. i love alexa! she plays taylor for me everytime i ask! ” youtu.be/XAzgwSLiMUc ” I would give you 100 upvotes if I could. James is my very favorite!!!!! Quote from Astro: “His music might be better, but Max's Taylor is definitely better looking. ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder loves herself some James Taylor!!! Quote from odd man out: “Find someone with an Alexa and an answeri…

  • welcome to the cafe

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “1958 mccalls article for women -- "129 ways to get a husband". number 4 is "join a hiking club." interesting reading! ” after almost 30 yrs of marriage, 2 children, my friend's husband dumped her for a younger model. since the adage is say nothing if you have nothing good to say, I won't opine that he is a slimeball. She had never done much in the way of outdoor activities as her husband was not into the out of doors. After a bit of time, she joined a biking group and met …

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Yesterday my wife Kathy and I went to visit a niece who is attending Pace University which is a little north of New York City. The leaves are changing and may be at their peak for beauty. She, and her mother, were amazed, they are from Austin, TX and they don't get that there it seems. ” Lived in San Antonio for 3 yrs after graduation and as an auditor, travelled around the vicinity of SA up to about 200 miles in all directions. What that part of TX calls 'trees', we in the…

  • What's For Dinner?

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    While I was in Chicago, I made dinner several nights for my daughter. I had taken a Japanese eggplant that we had grown in our garden and just harvested several days earlier before the frost. So, I searched for an old recipe that I hadn't made in about 10 yrs and finally found it. It's "Spaghetti with Eggplant, Butternut Squash and Shrimp". It turned out very good. Instead of spaghetti, I used bocatelli because my daughter likes it better. Edit: oops, just checked my Word document of the recipe …

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “It's chili and cornbread weather here! appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…f79cd04512e179138d80ab771appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…f79cd04512e179138d80ab771 ” When I got to Chicago, my daughter served the vegetarian chili that her husband had made before he left for Albuquerque. It was amazingly good; he put in butternut squash chunks and a lot of red pepper. So good. My husband always makes chili on Halloween. He used venison and ground sirloin this year. Oh my gosh was it deli…

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    Thanks very much guys! (insert emoji blowing a kiss to all of you) Since my post above, I was in Chicago for a week and was the primary person taking care of Bella since the son-in-law was in Albuquerque shooting a wedding and my daughter was working. We walked all over north Chicago. Bella got quite a workout. Her favorite is going to the dog beach and running with the other dogs. My favorite is walking along the Lake Michigan shoreline. One of the days we were able to go 7.2 miles; although Be…

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    We've been below freezing several nights this week. My husband is up in the Leelanau Peninsula purportedly to help a buddy renovating his century + old house but they've had frost Thursday, freezing rain Saturday and snow this morning so they haven't accomplished much since he got up there on Thursday.

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating. Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!!

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “(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. . . . . . . . .…

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    Was down to 39 yesterday morning. So, the furnace has been working.

  • Astro on the AT 2018

    Trillium - - Trip Report

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    I haven't been on the Caf in about 3 months so I started this thread from the beginning and am glad I did to get to reread some of Astro's trip report. Finished up the rest of his trip report and saw all his great pictures as well as the great pictures that DB posted and Stalking Tortoise's as well. Great job guys! Thanks so much for us cyber hikers.

  • Quote from Traffic Jam: “I just order my third effing pair of shoes, trying to find one that works. My problem is my feet start hurting around mile 6-7 and I'm gritting my teeth by mile 9. Its a general achiness that starts on the part of my foot below my toes and is worse if there is a lot of descending. The pain then travels to my entire foot and lower legs. One of my days on my planned BMT hike is 15+ miles. I’m very worried. Overuse is my diagnosis as I’m on my feet for most of my 12 hr shif…

  • Connecticut section hike

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    Quote from CoachLou: “Awesome pastry shop/ deli about 3 miles north on 22 ” I hope they made it up for some great pastries. That would be right up my alley. Will Kathy be able to post highlights/pics from her hike?

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Now with that said. funnyordie.com/videos/24b56caf…iker-with-blair-underwood ” They had a chance to interact with Bobby Blue (character Blair played on One Live to Live near the beginning of his career).

  • Hiking Plans 2018

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    Quote from Drybones: “Got my pack packed and stuck in a dufflebag, flight boards at 5:40 in the morning, got an hour drive to the B'ham airport so it's up at 3:00, had some reservations about doing this hike but am ready to roll now, the body wont be any younger next year, I am carrying more weight than normal for me, luxury items, extra fuel for coffee each morning, wet butt wipes, hand wipes and I even have a Cohiba cigar to burn at trails end...just need to find a smooth sippin drink to go wi…

  • Thinking of being Ohio bound

    Trillium - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from LIhikers: “We've run into a snag for this trip. We now don't have anyone to live in our house while we are away. Our adult son was going to do it but he's agreed to house sit for friends who are moving to Ecuador for an undetermined period of time. ” Is there public transit to NYC from where you live? If so, I might have a suggestion of a very responsible person who could do it. Feel free to PM

  • Hiking Plans 2018

    Trillium - - Trip Planning

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    Quote from Drybones: “Seems I'm between sizes on everything, a 34" pant is too small and a 36" too big, and you just cant find 35s, shoe sizes stop 1/2 sizes at 12-1/2 and all info on the shoes I ordered say up a 1/2", they don't make 13-1/2 sizes...I ordered a 14...hurts me to think my feet are that big, I was a 12 not long ago, and, as a matter of fact, the shoes sizing gadgets in shoe stores still say I'm a 12 but they don't fit. ” I have always worn a size 8 since I was in college, and on oc…

  • Question about PA

    Trillium - - Appalachian Trail

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    As we headed east on US 11, my friend asked if I minded if she made a stop to try to find something for her husband. I said that was fine so we pulled into: appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…f79cd04512e179138d80ab771 I headed straight to the bathroom to wash off the accumulated dirt and sweat off my hands and lower arms. Then after admiring all the bikes, I joined her in the discount section where I found a pair of $110 jeans marked down to $41.50. Tried them on and they fit very well. When I took …

  • Question about PA

    Trillium - - Appalachian Trail

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    Then I came to a little 1800's cemetery at the edge of the farm fields just barely into the woods: appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…f79cd04512e179138d80ab771 Baltimore Jack had told me that when there is a place to sit down along the trail be sure to take advantage. In Georgia and NC, there's tons of large downed trees to sit on but there hadn't been much in PA so I took advantage of the upraised concrete border along the cemetery to take a break and eat my lunch (subway sandwich, chips, red & yel…