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Walking Day #189, Saturday, March 30, 2013...4,000 miles!!!...thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU drivers!!!

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20.9 miles (33.7097 km's)…42,836 steps and $0.50 in loose change rescued from the street…findings of the day: 1 #4 socket, 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 5 pennies


Week 43:

117.8 miles (190 km's)

239,055 steps

$3.66 in loose change



4,005.6 miles (6,460.6452 km's)

7,850,535 steps

$85.66 in Canadian and US funds picked up off the streets


4,000 MILES!!!  THAT IS A LONG WAY!!!  At approximately 4:47 PM, Eastern Daylight time our favorite walker crossed the 4,000 mile mark.  To celebrate that auspicious occasion, my current and final driver, Valerie Shafer, Texas Rangers International Scout AND his huge ring, Jose Fernandez, Desert Storm Army veteran, Greg (thank you, SIR for your service AND for your generous contribution to Camp UTADA), three not-so-starving FIU medical students, Corey from Connecticut, Andrew from New York and Alex from the REAL Transylvania.  The Atlantic Ocean on one side of us and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, sun shining, blue skies and a gentle breeze.  Doesn't get much better than that.  We finished up just a wee bit north of mile marker 74.  If all goes well there will be three more walking days left, Sunday plus two more.  That should leave a mile or two for Sunday the 14th when my son Jonathan (the primary honoree) and my grandson CJ will be in Key West.  Not to mention a significant contingent from Miami, my mother from Castlegar, BC and a couple of clowns from Salt Lake City.  Chris, I am shocked and appalled that you aren't showing up, did I teach you NOTHING when I lived up there!?!?!?  Well before I start drinking the celebratory champagne I better fix a bowl of high-carb soup for tomorrows walk.  It was nice chatting with the three physician wannabes, Glen and Gene the veterans and Jose and his HUGE ring plus the other folks who expressed an interest in what I am up to.  See ya'll in Key West on the 14th!!!   CHEERS!!!


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