It's Cassandra here, and thanks to our neighbors, we have some internet access for a little while! Thanks you guys (you know who you are ;)!
So we're in Etna, CA, enjoying our motel room and a zero day. I've enjoyed looking at all the comments and catching up on Facebook-thank you for your continued prayers and encouraging notes! We'd love to reply to them all but you know, internet access is limited in the wilderness and in these little towns!
We've crossed the 1000 mile mark and yes, we could be overwhelmed by how many more miles we have to go, but we're excited about it...California is just a whole new adventure waiting for us! The Sierras, Lake Tahoe, vistas, Trail Angels, autumn weather, more time together...It's good!
On to other important news, I've eaten my second beef burger tonight-I've thrown in the towel and have been eating all that I can, especially with protein. It's just so hard to eat enough on the trail-I was thinking about contacting a friend of mine asking for the most calorie/fat intensive meal he could create with backpacking food. It's not too often we can live life with goals like eating the most fat possible! And I'm still skinnier than I have been since middle school! It's truly a concern that we eat enough to make sure we have energy to keep up with the demands of walking over 25 miles a day with a pack on, so pray for our health!
We're moving on to Castella tomorrow and like I said, we're looking forward to all that God continues to bestow on us, especially this time together. We're sending our pictures from Oregon and more journals, so hope you enjoy those! Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see more of or hear more of!