So we are about 10 days behind schedule right now.....I was sick for a week at the Andersons and it has been slow going since then. And it is hot now so....I really cannot wait to be out of the desert. We do not make as many miles as we could because it is too hot, and then you need to carry more water, and then your pack is heavier so you go slower..... The last few days were not very fun for me as I was exhausted after trying to hike across the Mojave Desert at night when it was cooler. But that messed with my sleep schedule and now I just want to be out of the desert. There are a bunch of people who are skipping up to Kennedy Meadows, and the one guy who was at the Andersons at the same time we were is skipping up there today with them...and he was one of the I want to walk continuously up to Canada people. Crazy. I think other people are also getting tired of the desert, so it is good to know I am not the only one. I still love it, just not so much hiking through it with a heavy pack. So hopefully it is not too hot the next 11 or 12 days and we can get to Kennedy Meadows. Right now skipping ahead is pretty tempting but....that is cheating. I didn't get much sleep last night either so I am still sleepy today, but we are going to hike out a little later today and get a few miles in before dark (there is a long hot stretch ahead with no water. boo!!). So yeah, if anyone is sending anything to us note that we are behind the 'schedule' that I sent out before we left.
Getting to Railay Beach from Bangkok kind of takes forever. We had taken the overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thai where we had to switch to a bus to take us to Krabi. I slept much better on the train that night. I had put in my earplugs and only woke up a few times. It was great. I woke up around 6 and was ready to go. Raymond was just like you are so wakey! I was just like yeah - I actually slept! So I was all refreshed and ready to go. We had picked up some banana muffins in Bangkok for breakfast, as well as leftovers from our feast the night before, and the muffins were delicious! We should have gotten more of them than we did. So we got to Surat Thani and had to switch to a bus like I said. It was a bit confusing where we should go and what was going on, but we got on the bus and it took us into Surat Thani Town. That bus was really nice so I thought the trip to Krabi would be great. Only we had to wait a bit and switch buses and the new bus, the one that took us