Saturday September 10th 2016 – Lianne 2 PCT Sponsor BBQ!
A Trail Angel is a term hikers use to refer to volunteers who feed, house or transport hikers all through the kindness of their hearts! It is a term that is not bestowed lightly! These people are part of the community that surrounds the trail. For people from the Netherlands; you can compare it to people roadside on the Elfstedentocht or the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse. After eating trail meals for weeks on end, someone offering to a burger is a saint in my book!! Some trail angels even take it up a notch and haul a barbecue up the trail and start flipping burgers for every hiker that passes by. Or they leave water caches (or even beer and sodas) at places where water is scarce. These acts of kindness are such a blessing when you’ve just been grinding it out for days on the trail… Hikers don’t have to pay for these services, but it’s common courtesy to leave a donation in the donation jar.
I am very much looking forward to meeting these people! But as it turns out, I don’t have to wait until I get on trail to come across the first one.
My friends Ger & Arienne decided to be my first Trail Angels. They are throwing me a sponsor barbecue to help me raise money and to celebrate the trail.
Saturday September 10th 2016 is the day!
Block this day on your calendar, because you are all invited!!
I would love to share my stories and preparations with all of you, and what better way to do that than over a burger and a beer?!!
In true Trail Angel fashion, the barbecue is free; but donations in the donation jar are appreciated!
Bring your loved ones! Bring a friend! Everyone is invited, the more the merrier!!
What? Sponsor BBQ
When? Saturday September 10th 2016, Walk-in 16:00; BBQ on at 18.00.
Where? Markuslaan 10, Wateringen, The Netherlands