The night before, we had gotten in after a tough descent and checked into the Econolodge. After exploding the contents of our packs onto every available square inch of horizontal space in the room and taking showers, it was 7:45 and all the local restaurants were closed. (What is that nonsense?) So Papa John's pizza it was. Then a quick call home to say we made it to town and a long run through all the channels to discover we could NOT watch the Stanley Cup playoffs (what is that nonsense all about?) Plug in the electronics for charging, pay the pizza guy and eat and it's 11:00. Time to sleep.
We slept late on the zero day, until 7:30. Then went down for breakfast and did laundry. Both Subaru and I had packages at the ATC office .6 miles away, so we walked down in the drizzle to claim our boxes (thanks for the gift packages, Adam and Jen!) get our 1/2 way picture taken, and sign the trail register.
Back to the hotel, washed out our cookpots, organized our food, rinsed out the water bottles.
And now it's time to walk .7 miles back to the downtown for dinner before the restaurants close. By the time we get back to the hotel, it's 9:30 pm.
Zero day gone, very little rest.
What's up with that nonsense?