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Walking Day #143...Friday, January 25, 2013...3,000 miles!!!

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on Saturday, 26 January 2013 in The Walk Blog

3,000 miles!!!  THREE THOUSAND MILES!!!  WOW!!!

At approximately 1:29 PM, Central time I crossed the 3,000 mile mark!

We were about a mile north of Mendenhall, Mississippi when that moment occurred.  Unfortunately the wind was blowing and I was unable to deface the roadway as I so ARTistically did when the 1,000 mile mark was crossed.

To be honest (NO other way) this milestone is just a "blip" on my screen.  I am saving myself for the finish line!!!  It does not seem real.  What I am REALLY having trouble with is the concept of going from San Francisco to Washington, DC, I would be there already, Seattle to New York, I would be there already.  My CHOSEN path still has a thousand miles to go!!!  Good grief!!! WHAT was I thinking!?!?!?  A "little" ego perhaps!?!?!?  I learned a long time ago that I can ONLY deal with what is, the past is just that and the future is only a wish, my whorl right now consists of step, step, step, step, repeat about 6,000 times an hour.  It is definitely a "master teacher" for me to focus on the here and now, step, step, step, step.  So I shall NOT dwell on this little milestone today.  I shall embrace it for what it is and get some sleep so I can go for a little stroll tomorrow.  "I don't know but I've been told, Key West, Florida's but a little stroll."

When the day was over 23.1 miles (37.2581 km's) had been walked, 46,556 steps taken and $0.90 in loose change picked up.  The findings of the day: 1 "Do It" brand 1 1/2" master trap "P" trap (still in the bubble wrap), 1 rather small purple and green dragon (just a toy!!!), 1 1/2" wrench, 2 quarters, 2 "thin" dimes, 1 rather bent dime, 1 nickel and 5 pennies.  Wildlife sighted: a number of vultures circling (WELL ahead of ME!!!) and a cardinal (love those red birds).  We went from Piney Woods School down route 49 to Magee, then an east turn on route 28.  We stopped just outside Magee.  See ya'll down the road.  CHEERS!!!


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Jone Bund the MOM Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Congratulations! ! ! How proud you make me feel. On one hand I wish I was still there, but I will join you in the end (as long as it is not the first week of May LOL) Yes, what in the world WAS you THINKIN? What weird and wonderful things did I teach you when you were yoiung to posess you to embark on this crazy journey. tha fact, that once made the commintment, youi have never given up, and that is what makes me so proud. Keep on walking walk walk walk, and I will meet you in Key West! Love MOM

Rob Sunday, 10 February 2013

I think you'll have a great pay-off walking to Key West! Say hi to the chickens. I've always been respectful of trans-America walkers. So. Much respect Art. May your muscles agree. My walking mantra is heel, heel, heel... Rob

AARON Sunday, 17 March 2013


Vern Thursday, 21 March 2013

Had a great walk with you today Friend as our paths crossed in Naples, Fl. You know what its like when you meet a stranger that you feel you've known for years. I haven't had that much fun chatting with someone in a long time. It was hard to walk away when we parted because I wanted to walk the journey with you:) Be safe and hold onto that passion. (I Pray the Lord bless your travels as I believe He is doing!)

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