Tag Archives: heartland

Dear Bloomington,

You. Rock. Approaching the greater Bloomington-Normal area, we walked 20 miles to the tiny town of Merna. Located about 6 miles east of the Bloomington-Normal city limits, Merna was described as a bar with a handful of houses around it. … Continue reading

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1000 miles and counting.

Illinois is flat. The further west we get, the further we can see in every direction. For two nights, we stayed with a friend of a friend of my mom’s, named Dave. We walked 22 miles to Paxton, and at … Continue reading

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“I think I saw you on the news today”

Dear America, You amaze me every day. Since my parents dropped us off on the Blackwater Canyon trail, we have been overwhelmed by generosity. We made our way down the trail (which is not really maintained anymore) to Hendricks, and … Continue reading

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