When I approached the Pascagoula Bridge over the Bay it looked daunting. Happily there is a wide emergency lane and there was a road crew doing maintenance on a sign at the far end, they had cones blocking the outside lane so I had a good twenty feet to use as we rolled over the Bay. I was almost to the bottom when I noticed a patrol car shadowing me and then a motorcycle policeman rolled up to remind me to stay to the right side of the solid white line, obvious. When we reached the MLK Causeway the policeman on the bike informed me he had to stay with me to the next town to keep me safe. Where are they when the roads are really frightening? He was a nice man though and was patient as I was interviewed by channel-13 news and then slowly walked to the edge of his jurisdiction. I often have a fantasy that when an officer pulls up behind me, with his dash cam recording, to make a dash across a field rolling the six foot canvas World as if I was going to get away. Just for the quizzical look and the laugh they'd get calling in the chase over the radio. I made my way close to the western side of Gautier Go- c- a and had a fun evening having a homemade meal and a shower with a man and his wife (I showered alone). We had met earlier, he found me at the end of the day and took Nice(the dog) and me to their home. While we talked and laughed their tiny wiener-dog and Nice played and frolicked around the dinner table. When we were brought back to the van and the World my belly was full, shaved and had an arm load of clean clothes. Both of us were snoring in short order.
This morning the skies are thick and dark, the air feels cool with moisture and light sprinkles are falling. Not quite enough to keep us from walking, if it begins to pour I will have a nap. I don't think that I'll be sleeping today.
I get so many thanking me for walking. Remember, I am walking to get others to do the same. Walk with a friend. Praise yourself for your own effort.