Jo and I have, after roughly fifty miles over five days, arrived at Front Royal, VA — our first resupply (and a day ahead of Jo's conservative getting-back-into-gear schedule).
(Technical notes: I saw that the geocoding of the images wasn't working last post; and no luck this time either. The RAW to JPEG converter I downloaded for Windows may be messing up the images' timestamps; or I may be doing something else wrong. The library in Front Royal blocks downloading applications, so no improvement for this post. Comments on better means of presentation implementable on the trail are quite welcome! Perhaps separate map and photos would do just as well for now.)
Jo and I do get along after all, which is good! We are both, in fact, Ps (Meyers-Briggs), so we spend plenty of time saying discussing options and then both saying 'sure, either sounds good'. I hike faster on hills, but neither of us is on a deadline, so it just means taking breaks to even things out. (And when Jo woke early and got an hour and a half head start on me, it took me the day to catch up — with a few helpful notes about destinations and water along the way.)
We've run into a few southbounders (AT hikers headed south; sobos), and a few nobos, and plenty of (very clean-looking) day hikers. We ended up sharing a camping area with three other sobos one night, which is unusual; but fun to have occasional company.
Our next leg will carry us into Shenandoah National Park — reportedly very scenic, and very hiker-friendly; things like stores and trash cans and potable water all over the place. (In this last leg, aside from the usual requirement of treating all our water, we've seen a lot of very low creeks and a couple shelters with dry springs.)