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5/20/2018 Walking for Down Syndrome

I drove out to Highway 80 to walk a few more miles. Great weather, but all weather is great to me.

I had a short conversation with a couple doing some yard work, it was good.

Loving this warmer weather, higher humidity and the sweating.

Down syndrome and a memory

Many years ago our family had, as a regular guest, a little girl that was born with down syndrome, and she was fun to be near. Once, one of us told her something we needed her to do, or not do.

She was very young and she stopped in her tracks, put her hands on her hips, and said “you are not my mama”

We had a lot of good times with her, as we did other children that came into our lives.

Rocky’s speech to his son

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa

Quote and a picture #26

Stuff about U.S.Highway 80 in Georgia

U.s. Route 80 is a 296 mile long U.S. Highway in the U. S. state of Georgia. It travels west to east from the Alabama state line in Columbus across the central portion of the state through cities such as Macon, Dublin, Statesboro, and Savannah to connect to its eastern terminus at an intersection with Tybrisa Street and Inlet Avenue in Tybee Island, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here the roadway continues as Butler Avenue. ~ Wikipedia

They can see me now . . .

The beautiful shirt I purchased from the Special Olympics was on my back for the first time out on Highway 80 today.

The ear buds were put away so folks that may consider stopping, feel more comfort.

In 3 miles I witnessed 3 vehicles pulling over. We chatted, good stuff. Still no stroller, hoping to add that soon, when the signs arrive for it.

Several more shirts are on order and from this day forth that’s what I will wear out there.

As mentioned yesterday, the donations have been a big surprise, a good surprise.

my plans concerning Down Syndrome

I will choose “Special Olympics” to raise money for on the Charity Miles application, and the miles will be shared onto my personal Facebook page and my Twitter account. I will, on occasion jog and walk with my stroller (Wilson) and signs will be mounted on it. I will have signs for the car and cards to hand out.

The point is to give out the phone number for the Helpline at the National Down Syndrome Society.

thoughts on folks with Down Syndrome

I feel that people with Down Syndrome can aspire, inspire, motivate, encourage, fail and succeed, just like I do. I also think they need help, from time to time, just like I do.

Section walking across Georgia

Oh, I do enjoy being on what once was a transcontinental highway. It’s so enjoyable to manage whatever occurs.

Section Walking is what’s available to me now, and I will take it.

Today’s walk – Glenrio, New Mexico

I drove here from Tucumcari this morning, parked, and started walking.

From Wikipedia . . .

Glenrio, formerly Rock Island, is an unicorporated community in both Deaf Smith County, Texas, and Quay County, New Mexico, in the United States. Located on the former U.S. Route 66, the ghost town sits on the Texas – New Mexico state line.

The pictures below were taken by me this morning, and it was a beautiful morning.