Author Archives: Kait

From where we have come/to where we are going

This New Year’s eve, on the cusp of another trip around our tiny little Sun, we join billions of people around the world in reflecting on the last year of our lives – and wondering what the future may hold. … Continue reading

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Jenny Levels Up

Life has continued to go on after the walk, despite the illusion that we are no longer moving forward in the physical, linear sense.  Though we don’t always know where to put it, we have been maintaining the energy and … Continue reading

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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

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Wayne County Magic

Wayne County has been treating us very well. We took a zero day in Torrey to run errands and let our bodies rest after 8 straight days of walking. We bought groceries, filled water, ran laundry, and even got showers … Continue reading

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wrong turns on the way to Grand Junction

We followed the Colorado River through winding valleys, always west and down. Since 6 and I-70 join together past De Beque, CO, we had to find an alternate route toward Grand Junction. We walked south on highway 65, toward Mesa, … 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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Meet Nate Damm

On February 26, 2011, Nate Damm left Lewes, Delaware on the American Discovery Trail to walk across America.  Why?  Because he wanted to. The idea had spent many months running laps in his head and refused to go away.  Even … Continue reading

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Meet Pawsibilities Unleashed

John, Max, Grace, and I are proud to be certified dog therapy volunteers through Pawsibilities Unleashed, a non-profit organization based in Frankfort, Kentucky, and want to take this opportunity to properly introduce them to you. Their mission, direct from their … Continue reading

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Reflecting on West Virginia

Yesterday, we crossed into Ohio, leaving West Virginia behind us.  Before we started this walk, we spoke to many people who had already successfully crossed America on foot. Everyone clearly had their own style, methods, advice, and opinions, but one … Continue reading

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A brief update

It is 1:30am and we are working on finalizing our packs. This part is never easy, but it is even more difficult than expected. I have never taken a trip that is this long and it is difficult to wrap … Continue reading

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