I drove to Kentucky for a reunion with Bambi and Thumper. The moment I saw them again, the post-hike blues disappeared. We put on our AT gear and went camping. It was like being placed right back on the trail. Once again, we were "The Drifters" and the amount of time since we've seen each other no longer felt like forever. We had such a great time, the two days I planned on staying there turned into five.
Thumper quit her job and came back with me. Now we're about to set out on another adventure. I'll keep you posted.