I hope this post finds everyone safe and dry. We were fortunate up here in New Hampshire. Though trees were toppled and thousands of people lost power, Hurricane Sandy did not wreck the kind of devastation Tropical Storm Irene inflicted in August 2011. Obviously, millions of people to our south were not so lucky. Our hearts go out to those who suffered the worst of this storm's wrath.
We will continue our weekly hiking this Thursday. The girls and I are used to getting out there on a regular basis; I'm hoping our habitual 8-13 mile, all-weather, steep mountain hikes will keep us in decent shape for our Camino. I know we'll still have an adjustment period once we begin, since day-after-day-after-day walking is a lot different than once-a-week hiking, but at least we'll be well-used to dealing with the cold and the snow. Also, White Mountain terrain is rugged and tough, while most of the Camino is countryside walking (or so I hear, anyway).
Also, the time will soon come to buy updated gear. We already have most of what we'll need for next March, but we do need proper Camino shoes and, for the girls, bigger backpacks. Once I've got the first round of our fundraising underway, I'll concentrate on buying what we need for The Way.
Happy Halloween, everyone!