Monthly Archives: December 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shifted this morning. I realized that the place I was going to start was considered the bay, or river. I found a place that is considered ocean. Tomorrow, I have a few friends that may stop by, so today I jogged from the beach (ocean) to the pier. Tomorrow, I will start at the pier and continue west.

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I met these folks on the run this, morning. They told me to call when I run through there town. I will do that. They knew about alzheimers.

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This is a picture where I finished today, at the St. Simon’s Island pier.

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Late Thursday night, December 30th.

Resting at St. Simon’s Island, Georgia this evening. Everything for Friday is ready. The first section I will focus on is from here to Roberta, Georgia. That’s about 209 miles. That is where mom lives.

Not sure at this point if mom will be able to be here Friday.

Things all feel good. I had an uneventful drive to here, from Roberta.

Time to get some sleep. Got work to do.

December 30th, 2015 – day after tomorrow

I am in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia this evening. Getting ready to cross the United States on foot. I will put everything I have into going from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

I want to do this. Every foot on foot.

Miss my family and friends so much already. Part of life.

Trying to help.

Heading to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia this morning

Leaving Roberta this morning and heading to visit dad’s grave near Jesup, GA, and then on to Kevin and Jennifer’s house in St. Simon’s Island. Positioning myself to jog/walk across America starting January 1st, 2016.

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Because of health issues in moms family, we are not sure if mom can come to see me off this Friday. From the pier in St. Simon’s to mom’s is around 206 miles. We chatted about her coming out to see me on occasion while I head towards her. My route will take me within a few hundred feet of her house and directly in front of Scott’s (nephew)

Been enjoying the visit with her, but it makes it harder to leave. That’s part of life.

Third attempt at crossing America

On January 12th, 2013 and again on November 4th, 2014 attempts were made at crossing America on foot every step of the way. I made both of those attempts. Although both trips were successful in other ways, neither ended up being the “Journey” in my original dream.

This will be my third attempt.

Every Foot on Foot from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean

It’s important to me.

She called with a question . . . .

I read your post daily. I appreciate the honesty. Got a question for you.

Can you do it? Can you go from ocean to ocean on foot every step of the way?”

I told her it will take a long time, it will take serious management of resources and that “yeah, I will be there”

Running for Tyler W. Friday

I have not forgotten. He and I had talked about him coming south and running a couple of miles with me.

I will do the miles Friday in his honor. He was a great guy.

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Tyler ran out of hope. No matter how long I live, I will always remember. Thanks for the water. Miss ya pal.

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Cloudy day. Mom and I have been sitting around relaxing and enjoying one another. Dash, the pup, doesn’t get to walk in the front yard often. I took him out for awhile.

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“Every Foot on Foot from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.”

Mark called and chatted today. Steve called last night. Talked with Amy today. William Glass called.

The pain in my lower right leg is gone. The pain in the right hip is apparent only when I pull my knee up high. No pain at all when walking. Resting has helped. My body. I listen to it.

Rest and relaxing on the docket for the rest of this day.

A good thing

The Brunswick News published a story on my attempt to cross America on foot. The picture he used had the 24/7 Helpline phone number on it. He also included the phone number in the article. My hope is that someone that needs help sees the article, calls the number and gets help.

1.800.272.3900  24/7
If you need help concerning alzheimers disease, please call this number. The phone call will be answered by a trained counselor for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Quote from Meadowlark

“I want you to always remember that life’s most meaningless statistic is the half time score, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s always half time. I wish you joy my friends.”
Meadowlark Lemon.

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