Date- January 16, 2019
Elevation- 16 ft
Distance Traveled Today- 5.6 miles
Distance Traveled Total- 156.4 miles
Pain level- none
Spirits/Morale- grateful to rest feet
Wildlife encounters- buzzards
Days without shower- 0
Days without laundry- 0
CatFox Status- drunk on TLC
Food Eaten – Pizza
We slept in and took our time walking into Okeechobee. We decided to do a nearo today, get a room, rest our feet, wash off and wash our clothes before this next long stretch.
The trail goes right through the middle of Okeechobee for about 4 miles, so we were walking through no matter what. The streets were again so busy with semis and dump trucks that it was hard to keep Katana still on my shoulders.
It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but one of my more useless talents is knowing every single word to the Julie Andrews song “My Favorite Things” from the 1965 movie, “The Sound of Music.” When Katana gets antsy and nervous, I sing it to her from start to finish, sometimes substituting her name into it, just to hold her attention more. I like to think that hearing my voice and the familiar rhythm talking to her helps to calm her down. In fact, I’m pretty sure it does. And even if it didn’t, it’s still a really fun song to sing.
Nothing else crazy to report today. I guess me, Schweppes, Parks, and Katana are a posse now. We’ll see how long it lasts. I’m more than ready for these next sections!