Dave says he woke up early. Heard there was a free shuttle and free breakfast at the 1st Baptist Church in town. THANK YOU 1st Baptist Church group for all your hospitality. Awesome breakfast.
After that he gathered some of his items (boots were somewhat dry) and went out and hiked the 3.8 miles that he did not do on Thursday due to location where the shuttle had picked him up. Beautiful, dry 70 degrees. Nice day to hike. He needed to stay in town one more night so that he could meet up w/his family Sat morning for breakfast. This will be his 1st visit.
So, later on Friday he had lunch w/Mr Vix and Ian at the Rathskeller . THANK YOU Anna and Hanna for wonderful service.
After that he says he got to ride a bicycle to town to get some groceries at the local market. A local bike shop in Franklin donated a bike to the Sapphire Inn for hikers to use to get to town. He says he got more tuna, little Debbies and some other items for lunches and dinner for the next few days. He will get his 1st mail drop in Fontana Dam on Tuesday. Look next weekend for his FULL Journal and pics. I will be entering them in for him.