Hi Josh & Amanda:
I've really enjoyed reading your journal entries; you are making amazing progress! Sorry the plan to "follow Spring up the trail" is not quite in sync with the actual weather. Hang in there, keep each other warm and safe, and keep posting the great photos. In return, Josh, I promise to refrain from slipping any astronomical questions into your Guestbook: just know that you are missed around the lab!
-- Adam Trotter
Chapel Hill, NC
Hope you are doing well on your adventure. You don't know me, but Amanda's mother taught my daughter when she was in kindergarten. She told me about your website and journey so I thought I would check it out. Congratulations on your wedding. You two make a beautiful couple. Be careful on your trip and keep us all updated!
-- Mary Diefenbach
Hope all is well thinking of you both sending lots of love from Wisconsin. Be safe and Josh take care of Amanda. Do you get any packages if they are sent???
whats up bro so i read you have a little blister lol haa should of got better socks jj anyway hope both of you are doing well and have taken many pictures, maybe i can catch up with you two in virginia at some point good luck and take care!!
soo.. i am anxiously waiting for an update on here... i know it won't be for a while though.. :( i hear all is good... and poor joshy has a blister.. i'm glad my sister is holding up stronger than him! haha. I always knew girls were way stronger than boys ;) I'm glad that you guys are both doing well though!
love ya guys.
-- just your favorite sister.. again
I'm so proud of the 2 of you. You are so lucky. If everyday is like what we saw on your wedding day. The sense of standing on top of the world and walk the path that so many others have walked. May your guardian angels keep you safe and sound on your life adventure. We will be thinking of you both.
-- Marty Kaminski
Ahhh so it's been a few days out on the trail.. I hope the weather isn't being evil for you guys. I'm practicing my guitar hero skills to whoop you guys hardcore when you get back :) I hope you guys aren't to sore and tired.. and that neither of you guys have lost your minds!!!
Have a blast!
-- Your sister
There is a part of me, the anxious parent part, that wishes I had never bought a pack, had never shown you the splendor of the Smokies, or the beauty of Mt. Ranier and maybe you would still be behind a computer in Chapel Hill, accessible, easily reachable and ready to play Ghost Recon against me. BUT THEN there is the larger part of me eaten up with envy and swelling with pride for what you have attempted and what I know the two of you will together accomplish and all the beauty and splendor, from both people and places, you will witness along the way. You two are "making memories in the mountains" just like I did years ago with you son. Please be safe Josh; keep Amanda safe. Love you two very much. Sincerely;
Your anxious DAD
-- K Haislip (NCDadof3)
Bear Grass, NC