Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sheboygan until the snow flies.

I did what I set out to do and it was just as I had envisioned it when the snowflakes fell into view. It wasn't a blizzard but just enough see and feel. On the Southern edge of Muskogee Oklahoma is where I saw snow. Just over five months from Lake Michigan to Omaha by way of Fargo North Dakota then in Oklahoma from Pawhuska to Muskogee. When I had started this morning I carried a lighter backpack with only emergency essentials, my lower back was so sore I was having trouble moving so the smaller load relieved some pressure. When the snow began to fall I stood and watched it for awhile before turning back to get the van, it was less than a mile. The wind had quickly blown me that distance, when I turned around I had to work for every step. When I made my way back over to the Hilldale store there was a woman who had heard I was there and had excitedly jumped in her vehicle to find me. She had seen on a news report that I was going to stop when I saw snowflakes. She not only got the last picture of me walking in Oklahoma she also gave me a ride to the van at the next intersection. She said, as I was getting out," I don't know what you're going to do from here but you have helped a lot of people with what you have done." What a sweet exclamation. When I get my back adjusted and after the holidays I have eighteen states yet to step foot in before I set another goal.
I will post updates soon. Until then, keep walking.


Anonymous said...

I have read your daily reports since my brother meet you in Elk River, Minnesota.

Sorry to see this chapter end. But glad you made it through the windiest states.

Epitaph-News said...

Hello from LaFarge, Wis. We at the Epitaph-News have been keeping an eye on your travels since you visited our little town back in July. Hard to believe it's been that long. The people you have encountered and the stories you have told through your journey are inspiring. Keep up the good work... and give a frog to Nice for me.

Berts Blog said...

I have been watching for your reports daily. I live in Utah and that is probably not on your list of places to see, but Know that we respect your every step.

I hope your back pain gets better soon. I hurt for you as I read it.

Berts Blog said...

jUST joined the adventure and wanted to tell you how amazing you are.

Hope your back is feeling better.