Category Archives: Family

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

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through the valley of Joshua

We walked up and out of Sandy Valley, deep into the Mojave desert of southeast California. Up and over a pass, we came down into a wide and sweeping desert valley, 20 miles north of I-15. The sun glowed golden … Continue reading

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California sunrise and the ghost of Vegas past

I am troubled on our first morning in California. We woke to a fiery sunrise from the east, coming up over the far side of Sandy Valley. It reminded me of the way those mountains looked last night, glowing in … Continue reading

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twice around the sun

On September 18th, Kait and I took a day off in Grand Junction to celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary. In many ways, this walk has been a sort of strange extended honeymoon for us – we get to travel, spend … Continue reading

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cosmic healing ’round the campfire

A fun thing happened: Kait’s cousin, Alison, came to find us on the road. Alison has been living a wild sort of life for the last several years: Everything she owns fits in her truck, and she has been moving … Continue reading

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rocky mountain high

After a week of staring down the imposing wall of the front range, I can’t help but imagine what we must have looked like from miles away: Tiny little ants, disappearing into a nearly invisible fold in the endless rock. … Continue reading

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standing around, talking in the dark

Iowa was a most hospitable and beautiful state. Even though we are half melted from the relentlessly oppressive heat, we are riding high on the joy and positivity we have found here. The southern route we found ourselves along took … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Culture Shock

We crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa last week and then spent a week back home in Louisville with family.  John’s little sister, Shereen, was married to her amazing fiance, Matt, on Friday and John performed the ceremony.  After the … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Betty

It has been a tough couple of weeks off the road. After arriving in Muncie, we rode with Kait’s aunt Ellen and uncle Mike up to Buffalo, New York to reunite with the Whistler family. Betty Whistler, mother of 13 … Continue reading

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