Friday, September 26, 2008

We Made It!

From Mexico to Canada - what an adventure! Everything we could have
ever imagined and then some (except a bear attack).

After a night of rain, our group of seven marched to the border
yesterday morning under a clear sky. You can see the border clearing
going up the mountain behind us. It was quite emotional to finally be
there, and we can't quite grasp that we really are finished.

Thanks to Tony and Laura for sending Occasion the elephant (Okie for
short) - he has helped us celebrate birthdays, a wedding, and now the
completion of a thru-hike. He's a special guy.

As a wise hiker recently said, "we have thru hiked and now we are
through hiking" (at least for a couple of days).

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement over the last
five and a half months. We are looking forward to seeing you all very
soon!

18 comments:

blgidney said...

congrsts you two! You rock! Strong work.
Brian

TonyP said...

Wowzer! Laura can't stop talking about it. We're so proud.

Gareth said...

Congratulations!

I like how you both blend in with the trees.

Erin said...

Yay!!!

cyndee810 said...

congratulations!! we're so proud of you and can't wait to see you both :)

cyndee810 said...

congratulations! we're so proud of you and can't wait to see you again!

Erik said...

Wow! -- Great! -- Hooray! --- this is truly a momentous day and a huge accomplishment.

Madeleine said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!!

Shell said...

:) !!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!

Cory said...

Safe and Sound.....hmmmm....does this mean no more blogs!!???!!!! Just Kidding....

:o) Now Relax...you did it.... and we enjoyed every step along the way with you. Thank you for the adventure.

cadaly said...

I'm so happy for you both. Thank you for sharing your adventure with all of us. You made me laugh and cry. Glad you are safe and look forward to seeing you real soon. Congratulation!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS. I am so proud of you two. And have enjoyed the whole trip. Jane, I am haveing shower for Heather on Sunday Oct 5th I think your invite came back. So if you can please come would love to see you.
Once again thank you guys for shareing with us your fantastic trip.
love carol

Uncle Dan said...

Awesome experience for all of us! I'm glad you did the hiking and I enjoyed the armchair adventure! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed every stpe of the way...just like you did!

Congrats on completing a truly amazing accomplishment! Come to Boise on your world speaking tour. We'll give you warm accommodations and feed you!

Welcome back!

Tanya said...

We are SO, SO, SO proud of you guys and can't wait to see you this weekend! You guys should be so proud...this is something you both, will never forget! And we all were able to share a bit in the adventure with you guys. Thank you for the wonderful stories and updates...

NOW that the PCT has been conquered...it's time to conquer parenthood, don't you think? Come on!!!!

Love you guys! See you Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! We not only loved hiking with you but have really enjoyed your journal. We know just how amazing a thruhike is for those who finish---AND YOU HAVE DONE IT!! You have both enjoyed the experience in spite of the rain, heat, mice, long days, dirt, funny food, etc., and it has showed in your journal. We will hope to catch up with you one day to share more of your experiences. Best, Indiana Red and SloJo

david said...

it seems like forever!

Anonymous said...

So excited to see you!!
and very proud!
charlotte

Johnny K said...

woo-hoo!! awesome, awesome, awesome guys!