Perhaps the people in Maine know that by the time thru-hikers get to them, they are very tired and are doing all they can to finish the trail as quickly as possible. For this reason, there is an assortment of inns and hostels that will help thru-hikers slack pack a good portion of the state. Monday morning Hansel and Gretel were in search of such an inn. They were calling around when someone gave them the phone number for the Chamber of Commerce. Although they were pretty confused as to how the Chamber of Commerce was going to help them, they were pleasantly surprised when they were connected with Linda. She runs a shuttle service and actually ended up driving 40 miles to collect Hansel and Gretel! Linda then proceeded to take Hansel and Gretel to get some ice cream (every thru-hikers vice) and then to the store due to a tremendous craving that had come over Gretel. Gretel needed Ellio's Pizza. No one can be sure why Ellio's was on her mind. Mom used to heat it up in the toaster oven for lunch when we were little, but truth be told, it leaves something to be desired in the delicious department. In any case, Gretel got her Ellio's.
The next day Linda picked up Hansel and Gretel to take them back to the trail. When they climbed into her van she pulled out some fresh, hot, homemade blueberry coffee cake! It was delicious! What a great way to begin the day!