Entries from July 2008

Alana goes to Camp

Date July 19, 2008

Alana’s first day of camp was July 9th. Camp is at her preschool, where she is scheduled to start this fall. Camp is one day a week for 3 weeks. Alana was SOOOOOOOOO excited about going to camp that she couldn’t tell the teachers her name when we got there. She could only giggle. By [...]

Big Machines at COSI

Date July 18, 2008

The science museum (COSI) is having a week long exhibit called Big Machines where you can climb on and even operate some construction equipment. With the arrival of Boppa and J yesterday, it seemed like a good idea to take Alana and Carson to the museum. Benton stayed back to go on a bike ride [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 17-Jul-1993

Date July 17, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/17/93 – Sat. 14.5 mmiles today to the David [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 16-Jul-1993

Date July 16, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/16/93 – Fri. 10.3 miles today with Julie (!!!) [...]

Carson and Baseball

Date July 14, 2008

Carson’s baseball season is now over. I missed the last game because it conflicted with one of Benton’s games. As an exercise in fairly collosal lack of forethought, Carson’s head coach and I both signed up for responsibilities on two teams — his two sons are the same ages as Benton and Carson, so it [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 14-Jul-1993

Date July 14, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/14/93 – Wed. 23.5 miles today to Tom Floyd [...]

If a Watched Pot Never Boils…

Date July 13, 2008

…will a watched cookie ever bake? Alana and I made chocolate chip cookies last week, and she insisted on pulling a chair up to the oven and watching them bake. She must have told me a half-dozen times, “I’ve never done this before!” I kept trying to tell her that I had never done that [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 13-Jul-1993

Date July 13, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/13/93 – Tue. 18.5 miles today to Pass Mountain [...]

Seven Grandkids, One Farm

Date July 12, 2008

Three households of Bob/Pam grandkids convened at the farm for several days the week leading up to the Fourth of July. Shortly after the first group arrived…the power went out. Four hours later, Bob got the generator running. 15 minutes later, the power came back on. We’re just happy that Bob didn’t wind up with [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 12-Jul-1993

Date July 12, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/12/93 – Mon. 20.5 miles today & I’m staying [...]