Monthly Archives: March 2012

Living the life

Dear America, We just finished another gourmet lunch of cold tuna and uncooked ramen noodles. We are pushing hard today, and by tonight we will have covered over 24 miles to reach Hancock, MD. We are planning at least one … Continue reading

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America, we have some explaining to do…

I haven’t been able to keep up with regular updates (sorry, Mom) but a lot has been happening. Don’t worry, I will explain everything. We are following the 180+ mile C&O canal towpath trail. Since we left D.C. two days … Continue reading

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Therapy for D.C. vets

We took a couple of days off to see the sights in D.C., and we managed to get in touch with the Washington, D.C. Veteran’s Medical Center. Our host, Michael, braved the D.C. traffic (on a marathon day, no less) … Continue reading

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Crossing D.C.

Two weeks and 140 miles after leaving the Atlantic coast, Kait and I walked across the Maryland border, into the District of Columbia. Reaching D.C. is a powerful accomplishment, an early milestone in our walk to rediscover our country. But … Continue reading

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“Our Dreams Are Different” (dreaming of Athens)

Currently, we are in Arlington, Virginia, resting and catching up on many important walk-related things.  A new friend – and fellow Ohio University graduate – just shared this amazing story with us: The Refuge from Soul of Athens on Vimeo. … Continue reading

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The First Days

Kait and I really don’t know what we are doing out here.  We thought we were well-prepared.  Even other thru-hikers told us we had done a great job of researching and planning.  I think they might have been taking us … Continue reading

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Entering D.C.

This morning, we are starting of in the Anacostia Tributaries Trail System, just 2 miles from the official District of Columbia border. Today, we will cross most of D.C. metro, and we will take tomorrow off to see the sights … Continue reading

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West of the Chesapeake

I am still catching up on entries for Delaware, but for now I wanted to post a quick update: Yesterday, after two days of doctor-ordered rest, we finally took our ride across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We were driven across … Continue reading

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Leaving the keys behind

Kait and I have certainly embarked on a very interesting journey.  Many folks have said that the first step of any journey is the hardest, and I have to say that this is very true of our particular venture.  In … Continue reading

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Tails from the junkyard

I am still trying to figure out the best ways to update this blog from the road. My phone, as smart as it is, cannot find a signal even when every other phone can. It just ate a large entry … Continue reading

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