I’ve been slacking with my hiking challenge, but I haven’t given up. Life just gets in the way, like sickness, and terrible weather, and… Now I’m just making excuses.

At my current job I have the ability to listen to music or podcasts, or my more recent muse – audio books. I signed up with the Amazon company Audible.com and got a free book. I saw this title (A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson) at the local bookstore and thought it might be a good first choice. Well, almost 10 hours of listening and I finished it today. Bill wrote about his experience on the Appalachian Trail, or “AT”, with a long lost friend. Hearing his descriptions of nature and peacefulness, (blended in of course with complaints of heavy packs and blistered feet), makes me desperate to get back outside and on a trail. Any trail. Trails with more substance.
In short, it was a great book and a great intro to audio books. I have one more credit with Audible, but I’m not sure what to get next!

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