Entries from August 2008

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 24-Aug-1993

Date August 24, 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. 8/24/93 – Tue. I did over 25 miles today [...]

Family Vacation Part 3: Spiders, Bears, and Characters

Date August 23, 2008

We spent a serious day of moseying around the area of our hotel on Sunday. Probably one of my favorite pictures from the trip was a hastily snatched moment of full family cooperation around a dancing bear statue in a courtyard we stumbled upon: We also encountered a massive spider outside the art museum (click [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 23-Aug-1993

Date August 23, 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. 8/23/93 – Mon. As I write, I am seated [...]

Family Vacation Part 2: Canadian Parliament

Date August 22, 2008

This post is heavy on the pictures, light on the text. But, we spent a good chunk of time on the grounds of Canada’s parliament: It was a block away from our hotel, so we wandered down on Sunday morning to watch the daily reenactment of the changing of the royal guard. Which wound up [...]

Gilligan on the A.T. Revisited: 22-Aug-1993

Date August 22, 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. 8/22/93 – Sun. Caught Buck. Long day. 1.4 mile [...]

Family Vacation Part 1: Travelling Wilson Style

Date August 21, 2008

Our Big Summer Odyssey this year was in our Honda Odyssey and took us up to Ottawa for a couple of days and then on to Rangeley, Maine, for a week. I drove back with the family as far as Providence, RI, on Monday and then flew back to return to work. Julie and the [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 21-Aug-1993

Date August 21, 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. 8/21/93 – Sat. Thursday — 20 miles to Cheshire, [...]

Title This Picture (Part II)

Date August 20, 2008

Remember this picture from the original Title This Picture post? Well, we got a number of caption suggestions — only a couple of people actually commented directly on the original post, but we received others via e-mail: Aunt Kim: “I see green people… oops, I mean zucchini” Barbara M. (longtime friend…and landlord-for-a-summer…of Tim’s): “Thirteen flying [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 19-Aug-1993

Date August 19, 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. 8/19/93 – Thu. (NOT – I didn’t make an [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 18-Aug-1993

Date August 18, 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. 8/18/93 – Wed. I didn’t sleep very well last [...]