Sadly I arrived home today to discover my house had been burglarized. Happily no one was home therefore no one was harmed. Almost all the electronics in the house were gone. The camera I was planning to take for the PCT, memory cards, check books, and many random items of value gone. Luckily almost all of my backpacking gear was with me and apparently my friendly thieves did not see any value in the 9 pairs of Brooks Cascadia’s stacked up against the wall.
The bummer is I had my passport, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiking permit, and my Canada Entry permit on my desk which are now gone… Of all the things in this house the friendly thieves had to take my hiking permits?!?! Clearly the house is not an effective bear can…
I am making a list as I discover more missing items, the banks have been notified, permits reordered or in the process of, and I will begin working on the passport tomorrow. I am almost ready to go and clearly I needed more adventure in my life before getting started!
My hope for the friendly thieves is that they eventually find a new path for their life. And maybe by stealing from me and enjoying the Vodka that I just noticed missing from the fridge I get to play a small part in that new path. Or who knows maybe I will meet them on the trail using my hiking permits! 🙂
Wow, I am sorry to hear that, what a bummer! Hope you can get everything in order without too much stress, good luck!
Thank you Adam! I am sure it will all work out! 🙂
I am so sorry Alan. You will be a fantastic PCT hiker because you recover so quickly and proceed with what is necessary to continue forward. Looking forward to seeing you on the trail!
Thank you Marcia! Looking forward to meeting you on a future trail.
OMG. The PCT bandits have struck. I would never be able to accept this with the grace you have. Good luck replacing everything.
Thanks Mary! 🙂
So sorry to hear this. If there is anything we can help you with please let us know. We are here until next Thurs.
Thanks JoAnn, it’s all good! Leaving Thursday!! I can’t way to follow your journey! 🙂
Alan, you amazing attitude just makes me smile. Who else would call thieves ‘friendly’? I can’t make the trail this year…but living vicariously through others, and I’ve added you to my reading list. I hope your trip is as positive as your attitude. –Pop
Thank you Pop! And I lived vicariously through a few bloggers last year myself. I hope to meet you in a trail in the future!