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Day 40-Not Happy with the Rain

Day 40-Not Happy with the Rain

Hey,

Day 40 started out a little rough for me. We woke up and ate some ramen for breakfast, but I had that 5 day frustration with waking up without a shower and my stuff being damp. I really dislike putting on damp clothing on my unshowered body. We walked along the same road for a ways longer through a whole lot of nothing. Once again, we were in the middle of nowhere. We were told there was a store in Washburn, so we were looking forward to that and we knew it was not more than 10 miles away. Along our way we met a nice man walking his sweet pit bull and chatted with him for a bit. We also met more mean dogs who crossed the street to approach us. Levi and I have gotten really quick at getting our mace out and ready in case one decides to get too aggressive. We passed the library, but unfortunately it was closed that day. A half mile farther we saw the store and they had a nice seating area where we ordered some lunch. It was great to finally eat something not fried-Levi and I ordered grilled chicken sandwiches.

People kept telling us about the storm that was coming, and I was not looking forward to it. Sure enough, after walking a ways the weather went from nice and sunny to rainy and windy. It is crazy how different the weather has been from California. After walkign in the rain a while I started to break down. It really frustrates me to walk in the rain in soggy wet shoes, cold, and know I won't get to go into a nice warm house and take a hot shower. Times like this are when I question myself, "what am I doing on this trip again?" I don't like to question myself, and it is almost predicatable when I will get frustrated, but then the good times come inbetween that make everything worth it! We ended our day a little early and found a nice camp spot off the road near a creek. I was happy to get out of wet clothes and warm up in my sleepign bag with some hot cammomile tea. We talked on the phone with our Dads, and right as it got dark I was so exhausted that I fell asleep right away.

Getting Stronger, Shikira