'Appalachian Odyssey' Author Makes First Stop at Thos. Moser Georgetown Showroom
On Tuesday afternoon, July 12th, Appalachian Odyssey Author Jeff Ryan pulled up in front of the Thos. Moser Georgetown Showroom in his 1985 Vanagon wrapped in the cover his new book. Ryan chose Thos. Moser, a fellow Maine-based firm, to begin his five-month journey across the US sharing stories about his 28-year adventure hiking America’s Trail.
Arriving early, Ryan toured the DC showroom with Showroom Manager Kevin Sweitzer and Sales Assistant Ed Myrtle, checking out the newest pieces of the Handmade American Furniture including the Hartford and Cumberland Collections. The signature Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair greets visitors at the entry in front of a stack of wood.
During the discussion, Ryan read excerpts from his book as well as shared photos he took, and in some cases returned to spots and retook, of the trails that run from Maine to Georgia. The author and former L.L. Bean catalog writer focused on the deeper takeaways from the almost three-decade long journey, citing perseverance, friendship and the evolution of equipment and food.
Ryan said hiking provided many life lessons and incremental steps to what’s important to him. “Doing what I enjoy led to an incredible journey,” he added.
Guests included Janet Donovan of Hollywood on the Potomac, Virginia Coyne of Washington Life, Michael Woestefoff of The Washington Lobbyist, Jeremy Bailey of Park Life DC, and Thos. Moser, hiking and Maine fans.