Once these tasks were done it was time to get down to the real business of the day.
Kim and I first dropped Stick off at The Town’s Inn, where he ran in just long enough to check in. Then we all went to Walmart to get our resupply out of the way.
Harpers Ferry has almost no businesses that aren’t related to tourists, so it’s not a good town for a hiker to resupply. It can be done here, but we chose instead to go to Walmart in Charles Town, which was about six miles away.
It’s interesting to think about how, if we were to walk that distance, it would have taken us nearly three hours. By car, it took us 10 minutes to get there.
After completing our shopping we were ready for lunch. For this we chose poorly. We wanted something quick, so we went to a nearby A&W/Long John Silvers restaurant.
This was not a good place to go to satisfy hiker hunger.
After a miserable lunch we returned Stick to The Town’s Inn and then headed to Leesburg, Va. Kim and I elected to stay in a hotel there because it was away from the tourist spots. I was able to reserve a larger room, which gave plenty of space for me to spread out my gear without taking up the entire room.
I cleaned up and did my laundry, then we headed to town. Our first stop was a small microbrewery called Black Hoof Brewing.
Kim discovered a quilt shop was open nearby, so we visited that next before going to dinner at Delirium Cafe.
This was a busy, yet happy and rewarding day.
Kim and I were looking forward to spending another one tomorrow before I return to the trail for the second half of our magnificent adventure.