/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Zero #15: Portland

written Aug 18, 2017 @ 06:16 AM after hiking 0.00 miles

First things first: new shoes. Well, first it's breakfast, but then it's time for new shoes.

I called the Fleet Feet store in Portland to make sure that they had my shoes in my size (they did) and then headed over. I limped in, told them what I was looking for, and they brought them out.

A new color, too!

It's not an exaggeration to say it was like night and day. I hobbled into the store, but walked out. Not buying new shoes in Ashland -- or Medford! -- will be something I regret for a long time. Oh well, hindsight is 50/50 or something like that.

After that, it was time to head to the store and purchase food. I was planning on buying and mailing my food for all of Washington in one shot, so it was going to be a big one. After picking out 24 days of food, it came out to around $7/day -- awesome! (I've been averaging around $10/day for the trail)

This will get me to Canada. I hope.

After popping over to USPS to mail everything, it was time to stop looking at food and go eat some food. A day hiker I'd met recommended this Indian place called Bollywood Theater, but also said there's a great Thai place next door. Perfect -- I'll go to both.

I forget what the burrito thing is called, but those are samosas. It was all SO GOOD!

Mango sticky rice!

Something else at the Thai place that I forget the name of. Also delicious.

After that, I was pretty far into a food coma, so I headed home and passed out. At 7:00pm. Ah, zero days.