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so, like before and after workin' at Jen's office today, i went window shopping again for backpacks and other equipment for my trip of course i'm lookin for the bargain hoping to not buy everything at my favorite store=REI so i went to my favorite store second there a guy helped in fitting me for a backpack boy did i get an education on backpacks how they fit =at the hips and shoulders how snug they're suppose to be once packed making it so compacted that nothing moves around all over the place all those extra straps are for something he fitted two different ones for me $50 difference in price he also packed each one so that they were 30lbs or more and i wore them 10mins each around the store i didn't know backpacks were to fit soooo good i decided on one, then went back to the more economical sports store the backpacks didn't fit, even after i adjusted them as much as i could but hey, i came home and checked out the two packs i had picked up at yard sales for nothing one i immediately realized won't work at all the other fit perfectly it just needed some straps, which i picked up at REI (my main purpose to go there today) so i have a pack! but may splurge for the new one because they have a place for a camel pack water bag to go inside them which carries 2liters (i need twice that amount of water to carry into the canyon)...so anyways, my friend Maggie may have some boots i can have (if she can find them) if i get the boots from Maggie i may go ahead with the purchase of a new pack otherwise, i'm investing big bucks ($140) for new boots although i did find some good boots at the sports store, they're too light weight for backpacking i need a medium weight in order to balance so right now, i've saved me $200-250 on a backpack by using the one i have i'm ecstatic about that especially since finding out last nite that there's a possibility that George won't be going with me on the trip he may get a job (which at the moment he doesn't have one) so it's waiting to see IF he gets the job & IF they let him have the time off to do this i'm going regardless although my friend Marsha is trying to talk me out of going alone ok i'm weird i do things alone i have for a loooooong time i know i can handle it besides there will be plenty of people on the trails besides park rangers i'm sure i'll be fine! this is my birthday present to me gotta make the big 5-0 something special!!!!!!!!