Hello. We are Robert and Candice Fox. We created this blog for people who want to follow us as we thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. If you don't know what the Appalachian Trail is, we will let our favorite online resources tell you most anything you need to know. Just click on the blue stuff.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Catching Up

Ok, we had some technical issues at our last stop in Helen, Ga so we were not able to make a post. With that said, a lot has happened since our last entry. I will just start from where we left off...

Monday, March 19, 2012

We're Still Alive!

The past few days have been a whirlwhind! We pulled an all-nighter right before we left to make sure we packed everything we needed. We made it to our flight one minute before they shut the gate. It seems that we're always pushing the limits.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Two Hobo's on the Run

Well, time ticks closer until we leave. We fly out this coming Friday to Atlanta. We will be getting picked up right at the airport and shuttled straight to the trail head. We were planning on staying in Dahlonega for a couple of nights for the "Spring on Springer Trail Festival". However, we decided to save our money and use it down the trail when we might need it (i.e. blisters, lyme disease, limb amputation). I can tell you the one thing that we won't need it for... tetanus. Yep, just got that pleasant shot 4 hours ago. If it is anything like Rob's experience, he says that it will feel like I played a game of arms with Mike Tyson.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

No Turning Back

It's official. We are hiking the Appalachian Trail. Not that this wasn't the case before but now we have ONE-WAY PLANE TICKETS to Atlanta! Yep, no turning back now. We fly out of Flint on Friday, March 16th and take our first step from Amicalola Falls State Park on the 18th. We revised our list of everything we need to get done before we leave and it is somewhat overwhelming. I'm looking at our dry erase board as we speak and we have 15 items (and growing) to check off. That equals out to about one item to cross off each day. Hmmm... perhaps I shouldn't be playing with the blog then. It's unbelievable how a list can be so long when your just going away for 6 months. Actually, no, it's not. We're going to be away for SIX months. Ahhh!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

28 Days

Yep, you read that right. 28 days until we embark on our grand adventure. We’ve been planning this trip for so long that it is mind-boggling that it is finally almost here.

Why choose to do something like thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? We’ve been asked a variation of this question a million different times. Literally. I’ve counted. Each time we answer, we discover a little bit more of what we are seeking. It simply began as a desire for some adventure. Something new. Something exciting. Something different than an 8 to 5 work week with much of our true living being on the weekends.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The First Entry!

Hello all! This is our test post to make sure this thing is up and running. Bear with us, we are new to this whole "blogging" thing. We will try to keep this learning process as entertaining as possible so we have included some eye candy for everyone to look at. We only have a little over a month before we depart on our current adventure, "The Appalachian Trail", so there will be more posts to come. In the meantime, if you would like to stalk our every post then go ahead