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 I was lovingly typing out, so a short update will have to do.


the Lewes UFO

It is day 4. We are camping in a junkyard (with permission, Mom) behind some empty dumpsters. Tomorrow we will push for the Maryland border. I am sad to leave Delaware – people have been amazing across this small state.


water break!

Our first two nights, we were hosted by the wonderful Conner family, who hosted Nate Damm on his walk last year. Nate called ahead and told them about our walk, and we spent two nights with Serenda, Reese, and their three wonderful children. They helped us run some last minute errands, and Serenda even brought us lunch on the trail today. They are amazing trail ambassadors, and helped us start on the right foot. I cannot thank them enough.

Today we met another hiker who started two days after us and caught us today. He is also an alum of the Ohio University School of Fine Arts – small world, indeed! He is hiking to raise money for the Special Olympics – check out his site here.  He is a beast of a hiker.

I’m cold and tired and have miles to cover tomorrow. We will update again soon. Love from the trail.


grace is unamused.

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6 Responses to Tails from the junkyard

  1. Sally says:

    Persevere! We love you.

  2. lauren says:

    i love that you guys got some help and support along the way! good luck with the next leg of your journey. i hope you get some better cell service soon. 🙂

  3. Amber says:

    That UFO is pretty rad… just sayin. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!

  4. Gail Pigion says:

    We love your blog and wish you well. We live in Circleville, Ohio. We are pretty good cooks and have a fenced in yard and extra rooms. If we can help, let us know. : ) I am free too during the week and weekend.

    Gail and Dave Pigion 225 505 3728

    • John says:

      Thanks for the support! Ohio seems like so far away… if we come through circleville, we will be in touch.

      Did you, happen to live in Louisville, KY some years back? Your names look really familiar.

  5. ARIEL says:

    Awesome pictures, guys!

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