Trail culture

Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by Quixoticgeek, May 2, 2015.

  1. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    Oh Mick, you flirt ;)
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Does his wife know ?? ;)
  3. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    :nailbiting:
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  4. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

  5. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Trail Blazer

    I don't live all that far from the Appalachian Trail and I've never heard of trail angels. (or devils). Maybe I don't get out enough or read enough. But people's personalities differ greatly. My wife is nothing like me. I'll strike up a conversation with a total stranger at the slightest excuse, sometimes. My wife would never do that. Sometimes I go a little overboard, though. I once realized I had gone into a convenience store for a snack and had spoken to everyone in the store before leaving. When visiting my daughter in Germany last year, five minutes after arriving at their house, even before going inside, I was deep in conversation with their next door neighbor.

    Mostly, however, I have always found people to be friendly and helpful and sometimes even knowledgeable wherever we've travel, including Germany, France, England and Scotland. Of all those countries, England was the place I had more trouble understanding people.
  6. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    In what way, the accent?
  7. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Trail Blazer

    Oh, yes, it was the accent, of course. I missed some of the slang, too. This wasn't so much true in London because half the people I spoke to seemed to be Ukrainian. On the other hand, I sometimes don't understand my mother-in-law's accent, either. It is an old Virginia accent.

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