Good morning, everyone.
I’m at Boots Off Hostel. I’m in their bunk house. I had a good night’s sleep
once I got here and stuff. It’s a really cool little place. I highly, highly
recommend it. Especially if you’re going to stay in a bunk house along the AT.
Normally I don’t sleep well in hostels at all. Ugh. Cause there’s usually too many people and all that jazz. But, um, in this case, I really love my bunk. And I had, that kind
of helped with the sleeping last night. So I’m gonna show you the bunk house a
little bit, because I am just in love with this place. I wish kind of every
hostel, sort of had a similar setup, that has like an actual bunk room.
So let me turn this around and I will show you. So this is the bunk room itself.
There’s hooks for your packs and stuff. And then there’s this like middle table
to help do things. Right now I’m packing up my stuff. But the thing that’s cool, is
every single bunk has its own little curtains. And it’s like very sturdy. It
doesn’t move, like in Station 19E. But this is my bunk. I ended up with the
pink bunk. You have your own light. And underneath the light, you have your own charging station, which is neat. And then when you close these, these are pretty
much like blackout curtains in a way. And you get a pillow and get a blanket. And
what I also like, is you get this little ledge. Cause, not… You don’t always have a ledge to put your stuff on. And then there’s also a little space at the end
the bed to put stuff down there. So it’s like the little things that make it work
for me. I did use my sleeping bag because, if you can hear any noise in here, they
have the air conditioning on and I get cold really easily. But um, if it was a
little bit warmer, you definitely just only need the blanket. So. I decided to split a cabin with Green Jeans. And there’s a bunk up there. And a big bed
down here, and a light. It’s like really tiny, but you know, it gives you what you
need. There’s a shelf up there in case — You know for short people like me, that doesn’t quite work. A couple of
hooks to hang packs and whatnot. You got your own little coffee maker. Your own little
fridge. And of course, if you hear any noise in the background, that’s because
there’s an AC unit. But yeah. It’s a nice tiny little cabin. No bathroom,
obviously. All the bathrooms are like out, like outside. So yeah. I’m pretty happy.
And I can’t remember if I mentioned, um, earlier, but one of the reasons why we’re
taking a zero day, is we’re waiting for a part of our tramily to catch up. We all
decided to try to do a 24 hour challenge into Damascus. Which is we’re gonna hike
the 42 miles from Boots Off Hostel to Damascus in 24 hours. That’s the plan. So
yeah. So we’re waiting for them to catch up. North Star and Mousetrap. I’m not sure if anybody else is joining. Because, you know, at least for me I don’t want to
hike, night hike alone, so I’m really excited about that.