Kyle and Colleen were so sweet and made us a huge breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs. We ate so much! It seems that large appetites follow the trail.
Since Kyle and Colleen had
larger mirrors in their bathrooms I was able to notice the changes in
my body. It looks like I've slimmed down all over (I would later find
out I lost about 15 pounds while on the trail). My legs have more
muscle tone and my waist and hips seemed to have slimmed down.
breakfast we took our time getting ready, Kyle and Colleen took us to a
French bakery where I got my first latte in over a month and we ordered
tasty macaroons! Yum! John and I shared salted caramel, blackberry
and raspberry, so tasty! They they drove us around Pasadena and
eventually all the way to Rodeo Drive. It was a lot of fun to see all
the different places, California is so beautiful! Oh and we stopped by
Target so I could get some toiletries and a dress since all I had were
trail clothes. After that we returned to their home and they went to
church. We watched an Arrested Development episode on Netflix and hung
out. When they returned we went out for Mexican because I had been
craving it on the trail. They they took us on a tour of Cal Tech, where
Kyle is a post doc. What a beautiful campus. The buildings are really
cool and all of the landscaping was so gorgeous. We returned to their
house and were all exhausted so we headed to bed.
we've been off the trail my feet have been extremely sore and have
swollen up so that even my flip flops are tight. It is really difficult
to walk, I have to go at an extremely slow pace.)