It is the final night before the walk. Tomorrow Claire and I will be taking off. I was in the middle of trying to get all of my things together and mentally prepare when I got a text from my good friend and co worker Ben Holmes. He didn't ask, his text said "I am packing my bag right now, I am coming with you tomorrow."
And that is the impulsive, spontaneous, unpredictable, and awesome friend that is Ben Holmes. He is a year round employee on the crew, but he happened to take a couple weeks off, and in a snap decision, decided to join Claire and I on the walk. None of us are sure for how long, but that's fine, he'll figure it out along the way. We are sure happy to have him for as long as he decides to stay.