We did the 4.3 miles into Bennington, complete with a steep rock descent to the road. We saw Button waiting for her mom there and chatted a bit. We sat down in the grass by the parking lot and before long, my college roommate, Stacey arrived to pick us up!
This trip has been like a reunion all along the way. I have spoken to, messaged, and texted Stacey, but haven't seen her in years.
We went to the post office to pick up a package, to the grocery to get drinks and snacks for the night for 2 hungry hikers, and then to pick up Stacey's daughter from work. We ate at a nice cafe, and then went into Manchester Center to the outfitters. Success! Subaru got a new pole tip and I got a new copy of the AWOL guide. Then it was off to the homestead.
So much to talk about, so much to catch up on! The afternoon flew and before we knew it, it was dinner time. Stephen, Stacey's husband arrived shortly later, and it was an early night for us all- everyone had early starts in the am.