…to the USA
Posts include days 175-226 in chronological order. Click to read each short story.
Reenergizing on the Road
My uncle, who is a pastor, had encouraging words that energized me. Sometimes we need fuel for our souls – like wise words.
Family and Friends Across the USA
While I road-tripped across the USA, I had the opportunity to stop and see some family and friends. It was a lot of driving, but I made it to my parent’s house in time for Christmas!
Christmas and a Spinal Tap
I had to get a spinal tap and the doctors couldn’t get the needle in my spine. After many failures, they made me stay the night. I was in a lot of pain because of the many times that the giant needle went into my back and I really didn’t want to spend the night.
New Years in Nashville
I went to Nashville to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some friends. Unfortunately, I had a pounding headache.
Life in Missouri
I was able to spend a month with my family back in the St. Louis area. It’s a good place to play in the snow and chill out.
Overseas vs Wedding
I was on my way to the airport to Thailand when I realized my ex-husband was getting married that day. I was happy I was traveling instead. This was the start of a whole new chapter.
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Throughout her wild 3-week journey backpacking 220+ miles in the California Sierra Mountains, Christy encountered freezing temperatures, pelting hail storms, and losing her way, but found trail family, incredible views, and experiences that would change her life forever. Hiking up and over ten different mountain passes gave Christy a lot of time to think about why her nine-year marriage was falling apart, gave her the chance to truly embody her individualism, time to make new friends, and the strength she would need on and off the trail. Her life could never again be the same.
This is one woman’s account of the three weeks she spent on the iconic trail.
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