Sealing my tent

Meteorite Shower

Cool hostel with organic food (what was its name?), meteorite shower at Four Pines hostel, chicken buffet, famous McAfee Knob, sealing tent, laundering at Troutville Fire Station.

It was the first time I saw this option – staying in exchange of help. This time I preferred to pay, but much later I would flip my mind. It was no space, so I tented outside. It was raining. That how I learned that the tent must be sealed. My wasn’t! So the next day I ride to the nearest outdoor shop and did it. To be exact, the manager did.

I couldn’t forget how I had Trail Angels’ lunch in Tennessee a month ago, but didn’t stay for their dinner with salmon. That probably why I stopped for two days in Four Pines¬†hostel, that was famous for their neighbors – a small restaurant running by a family, that was famous for their chicken buffet. That last point hold me for two days. Yeah, discipline never was my strongest property.

McAfee Knob. Not too much people, not at all. 1 PM Monday.

Laundry at the fire station. Hooray, now I know how to start washing machine. Yes, there were washing machines in South Africa. We even owned one, just never touched. The maid did.

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Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.