So the past couple of days I have been in bed with a combination strep throat and bronchitis. It started Monday night and by Tuesday morning I was toast. I was afraid that I would not feel better in time for my camp and hike this weekend. I am happy to report that I feel much better and the camp and hike is back on. On Monday after work, I went to my local Gander Mountain to shop for hiking boots. I tried on some by Columbia, Merrell, and Keen and found the Keen to be the best quality for the price. They are holding them for me and so I plan to go there tomorrow and purchase them. I went with a mid boot because of weak ankles and the fact that we are headed into fall and winter. Next year will probably go with a lower one for hiking during the summer months. Anyway, am just stoked about this upcoming weekend even though it is supposed to be hot and muggy. Hope everyone has a wonderful labor day.