Category Archives: Trail Life

the vision

Today, November 17, 2014, marks the two-year anniversary of the final day of our Walk across America. As we reminisce and re-read our blog entries from this time two years ago, we are reminded once again of just how lucky … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Life | 8 Comments

One Year On

Author’s Note: It’s funny how time flies. I just stumbled across this entry that I wrote – but somehow failed to publish – in November of last year. I had completely forgotten about it. I thought I would share it … Continue reading

Posted in Re-Entry Syndrome, Trail Life | 8 Comments

LIVE Radio interview tonight!

Hey all you dog/walk enthusiasts out there, we will be doing a live interview on Crescent Hill Radio’s “From a Basement on a Hill” tonight from 8-9 EST. EDIT: Here is a link to an archive of our interview

Posted in Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

We got interviewed by the New York Times!

Here is a link to the article. We were quoted warmly and accurately. They also interviewed several other walkers, and a few authors whose books I will now find and read.

Posted in Other Travelers, Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

One year ago

One year ago today, we stood at the Atlantic Ocean. We felt small and foolish and scared. And also determined. And I think desperately hopeful. We had no idea what we were doing. Somehow, thanks in no small part to … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Life | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Redomestication

And so we returned home, having conquered that which we set out to do. We walked from sea to shining sea. When we left, we didn’t know what lay ahead of us, what would happen to us along the way, … Continue reading

Posted in Re-Entry Syndrome, Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

the way home

Three months have passed since we stepped into the Pacific Ocean. We have been settling back into the domestic way of life, trying to wrap our heads around organizing our house (“what is all this stuff?”) and building a daily … Continue reading

Posted in Re-Entry Syndrome, Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

transcontinental

It has already been more than two weeks since we walked into the Pacific Ocean. We have chosen to take the advice of many people and take our time heading home. We are in no rush. After a visit all-too-short … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Rescue, Family, Other Travelers, Therapy Dogs, Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

the final mile

Yesterday was a very interesting day. It was cloudy and cool, and everything was wet and damp and growing and smelling wonderful. Slater dropped us off at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Bloomfield Boulevard. We walked 7 miles to … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

out of the desert, into the sprawl

After our rest in Barstow, we booked it south through Yermo. More desert, more rocks, more sand. One day, I was cursing the sun for beating down so hot and heavy; the next, I was freezing to the bone as … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments