11/27/2014 Thanksgiving Day

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I am thankful to be able to be raising awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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11/26/2014 daily post

I started off in Ellijay,  Georgia walking with Susan Riblet,  at Harrison Park.

Visited the Gilmer Nursing Home and Tammy Baker.

Visited with Travis and Shirley Crouch at North Georgia Mountain Outfitters.

  Met Susan, Destiny and Sophia for lunch at LongHorn Steakhouse.

Came back to Holly Springs, Georgia and had dinner with Ryan Chatham.

It was a good day today. It was a real good day.

My run is on the south side of Atlanta.

11/26/2014 pictures

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters, Ellijay, Georgia

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Gilmer Nursing Home, Ellijay, Georgia

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The Riblet family in Ellijay, Georgia

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Starbucks visit

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My new coat, donated by North Georgia Mountain Outfitters

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Kate at Starbucks in Ellijay, Georgia

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We chatted about my trip. She remembers selling a coffee last year, to a lady that was taking it out to me on the road. That probably would have been Whitney Crouch, of the Times Courier.

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters – Ellijay, Georgia

Travis and Shirley have always encouraged me. These two folks, along with their daughter Whitney, have been on some incredible adventures themselves. They have a lot of knowledge about being in the outdoors and they have shared that with a lot of people. They have also donated to the run. Recently, they provided me with some very warm gloves and a very warm, down Sherpa coat. I appreciate them very much.

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This is a picture of Travis and Shirley this morning.

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I really appreciate their manner.

Gilmer Nursing Home – Ellijay, Georgia

Susan Riblet took me to visit last year on my trip across America. Susan’s grandmother had been here. I was introduced to Tammy Baker. Tammy has been incredible supporter of across the land.

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Fighting to live !!

I have noticed that even though a person might have Alzheimer’s disease and have no idea who anyone is, they still fight to try and interact and live. I believe that’s why they get aggravated sometimes when they can’t remember or nothing makes sense. It makes me wish, that I could fix something. I can’t, but I can try. I can’t just sit.

I am so thankful for every part of my life. God gave me life and he gave me choice.  I really do want to use everything he gave me. I love my life. I am thankful for all the help I have ever had and I am thankful for all of the help I have gave to people. I think that’s how we make it.

11/25/2014 daily post

I said goodbye to my sister in law Shirley. She helped me a lot the last few days. It will be sometime before I see her again.

I loaded up the Bobomobile up and headed out. I finished up a few short miles. After that, I headed towards Holly Springs, Georgia, in a car. I will take off Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday. Then I will head back to where I stopped today and keep heading West, one step at a time.

I am fighting Alzheimers disease.

I am trying to build awareness.

11/25/2014 pictures

These two pictures tell the whole story today. Back in Holly Springs for a couple of days.

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11/24/2014 daily post

My sister in law took me up the road a ways and let me park the Bobomobile. Then she let me and Denny out and we ran back to the car. Beautiful land out there on US Highway 41. No problems of any sort. A lot of nice people and a lot of nice scenery. I talked with Andrea Mickelson and Kathy Simpson. They are both with the Alzheimers Association out of Atlanta Georgia.  I talked with Susan Riblet. It is an honor for me to be able to do what I’m doing. I received a message today from John Wallace about his trip across America for Alzheimers , a while back. I think him and his wife did it together.

My body is in Macon Georgia. My run is up north of here. Things are going well. I think I am managing myself.