Instead, she ran away to the town of Stars Hollow, which is half an hour away from Hartford.
In Stars Hollow, she meets Mia, the owner of the Independence Inn.
It is evident in the show that Rory and Lorelai share a special bond, and may be even considered best friends.
Abandoning her plan for the hike, Lorelai returns to Stars Hollow and proposes marriage to Luke, and the two marry in November 2016.
Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel, is the only child of Lorelai Gilmore and the first-born daughter of Christopher Hayden, born on October 8, 1984 at a.m.
They end up reuniting, get engaged, and are a couple through the sixth season until the season finale, when Lorelai gives him an ultimatum and they break up.
Throughout most of the seventh and final season of the show, they aren't together because Lorelai starts dating and then marries Christopher, but she and Christopher break up about midway through the season.
They both exhibit a talent for witty, fast-paced, pop-culture-laden dialogue.
Rory spent her childhood in the Independence Inn in Stars Hollow where her mother originally worked as a maid.Rory grows close to her wealthy grandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically.The developing relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai.Lorelai was later able to buy a house in town when Rory was 11, and they remain there throughout the end of the show.The series pilot indicates that Rory harbours a long-held dream to study at Harvard University, and it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow public high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory.Lorelai eventually becomes the executive manager of the inn, which is the position she holds when the first season of the show opens.