Category Archives: Across The Land

A coincidence

Last year at the John Deere company, outside of Scottsboro,  Alabama, I stopped and took a picture of Wilson next to a John Deere tractor. The lady in this picture, was inside working, and saw me. She started following me on Facebook, without me knowing it. Today she’s saw me and she stopped. This is a picture of Samantha and Garrett.

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I asked her if she would mind if I had a picture taken of me with Garrett. She did not mind and here is the picture of me and Garrett. What an awesome little man.

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Thanks to the Hampton Inn.

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My route

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Subject to change,  but this is the route for now. Awareness for the Alzheimers Association is the only concrete thing about this trip, so far

Changed the plan, but not the goal

What a good feeling it is, to have the light bulb turned back on again last night. It happened with a phone call.

The night I made the decision, to go across America, the first time, I called several people, and told them of my decision. Alzheimers disease, was not even on my mind, when I made the decision. The second person that I called, instantly asked me what charity it was for. I said for alzheimers.

Shortly after that, I told myself it would be to raise awareness about a dreadful disease. Raising money at that time, had not even entered my mind.

The next day, I told an old friend, what I was aiming to do. He told me, in his opinion, it sounded like a worthwhile cause, and goal.

Sometimes I feel doubtful about the good I may be doing. Sometimes, I seem to have changed my goal.

That old friend called me last night.

He told me, I sure had been true to my goal. He told me I was his friend. It is amazing to me, to realize how much I needed that phone call. The timing, the words, they came at exactly the right time.

I realized, after the call, the original goal was still intact, and that no matter what other things have happened, I have been raising awareness since June of 2012 and have never stopped.

I feel good. I’m fine. I’m doing well. I am proud of this time and what I have done. Yep, it’s working, raising awareness about a terrible disease.

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The Goal has never changed !!

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Man shoots, kills elderly man with Alzheimer’s at Walker County, Ga., home | Local News | Times Free Press

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/nov/27/homeowner-allegedly-shoots-and-kills-prowler-outsi/125203/

Do I change my mind?

Hung up a few minutes ago, with a good friend, from Jacksonville, Florida. He told me I seemed relentless. He said I seem so focused. He asked me if I ever changed my mind or feel uncertain. I told him this.

I change my mind very often, sometimes several times a day, about the same thing. I told him I used to worry and try to make sure I did not do that, so I would not be labeled as being unsure. I told him I no longer do that, I am very unsure about a lot of things, and I am unsure about some of those things everyday. I also told him, that I keep going, and if I have to shift, back and forth many times a day, and I think it is best to do that, I will do it. It is my life, and I am the one that has to deal with the consequences of my actions and decisions. I also told him, that I love my life, and the people, that I love. I told him I look forward to getting up every day, and doing my best. I am happy with that, and I am so very proud of Me!! What an awesome life God has given me, and he also gave the ability to choose. I love life !!

Research money for Alzheimers disease

We need a lot more, the disease is growing tremendously, everyday. I talk to people everyday, about this horrendous disease. When I look at the NIH figures, it amazes me, to see how little money is spent, trying to find a cure for this terrible disease, that someone is diagnosed with, every 67 seconds in America. Amazing figures, simply amazing!

12/14/2014 pictures

This is a picture from this morning, when we dropped my car off, at the Alzheimers Association office in Dalton, Georgia.

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This picture was taken after Susan took me back to my starting point for the day

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I have always enjoyed, for some reason, taking pictures of the stroller, on a bridge.

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This picture, is a young man, that came out to see if I needed any help

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This is a picture, of the Bobomobile, sitting at the Alzheimer’s Association office in Dalton, Georgia. This picture was after the run

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Awesome times…..

I enjoy seeing horses. They get so excited, so spirited. I talk to them.

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