Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Panama City Beach

Before I left the Winn-Dixie parking lot a woman stopped to give me a hug and thank me for bringing attention to diabetes, her daughter is living with it. She loved on Nice(the dog) and Nice loved her back. We had walked only a few hundred feet when another woman rolled up. She had been told we were there by a coworker and came to find us. She gave me a hug, it was a great way to start the day. We walked along "the strip" past the high rise resorts and hotels which made wind tunnels that I had to work hard to push past. I passed the hotel I had stayed in for a week ten years ago when my son was young and I was still married. My father had just passed away and I spent days on the beach making a giant sand sculpture of my wife and a huge circular two teared mound that looked like a sand castle but was really a giant recliner which I could move around to follow the sun while drinking large quantities of alcoholic beverages to morn my father's passing. . After a few days of that I gave up the alcohol and just cooked away the tears. .
Moving on...
We turned away from the beach front and by the days end had crossed the bridge from the island into Panama City . I asked for permission to park at a Sleep Inn just over the bridge. Under the crackle and buzz of the high power lines I had a good night of sleep in'. The sun is breaking over the trees, it is time to get going again.
Do something for yourself each day to get your circulation going. Enjoy a walk, play ball, build sandcastles...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice to meet u today i meet u at the gas station in callaway,,, the short guy with the beard,, keep on trucking on the path brother!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I passed you today on 98 in Pansma city Florida. I hope you come to Port Saint Joe weather permitting. Would love to help how we can. I posted a pic on Facebook of you was not sure who you were but a friend from TX guided me right! May GOD BLESS YOU!

leilani butler said...

My daughter and I saw you today by po folks on 15th street took a pic and posted on facebook unaware of what your mission was but thought it was a once in a life time scene.
I wish we could have met you and your sweet dog.
I hope we can help you 2 on your journey.
Safe travels and God bless .

Kelsey O said...

My friend and I just saw you as we were driving on 98 through Tyndall Air Force Base. We were so curious about why a man would be walking a globe, so I googled you to see what we could find. I just wanted to say I think you're working toward an amazing cause and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors! :)