Todays a hazy cool quiet day, some little sprinkles, and beautiful fog. I did my first hike on the AT today, along with a wonderful group of highschool students. 27 pounds of gear and water on my back, and after 8 miles I can tell you, I'm feeling my age. Surprisingly, inspite of many outdoor adventures over the years this is my first backpacking trip. I got to learn about how to filter water, and some of the flora trail side. Right now we're enjoying a cabin... And the kiddos are cooking, strumming the guitar, relaxing and recuperating. My feet will be heavy tomorrow, and my knees cranky... But my spirit light, I'm enjoying this.
Please, please recycle your TV's & Monitors. They contain elements that pose an environmental threat, most of which can be recycled. Look specifically for CRT disposal and ask questions, to insure parts don't just get sent out of the country, or in to the dump after a few pieces have been taken out.
Be aware that recycling sometimes does cost you money... do it anyways :-)