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This blog will follow Art's experiences as he walks across America on The Walk of Life. You can share your support for him or talk about your dedications to your loved ones that you have lost or are fighting some illness. Please leave comments and words of encouragement!

Walking Day #104...Saturday, December 1, your dream(s)!!!...thank you for your service

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on Sunday, 02 December 2012 in The Walk Blog

Saturday began rather foggy.  Our neighbor, Bob from Wisconsin, came over to chat about frozen water pipes. (no mine did not freeze) As we chatted we found out the he had spent some time in Viet Nam and has survived cancer.  He had indicated that it had been his dream to have a "camper" and to take his dogs out bird hunting.  Here he was at age 62 doing just that (with a frozen water hose!!!).  Life is tenuous, whatever your dream go do it, DO NOT DIE WITH YOUR MUSIC STILL IN YOU!!!  Today I walked for Bob rom Wisconsin, for his service to country, to his surviving cancer and for going out and living his dream...when the day was over at 4:52 PM e had walked 24.5 miles with 50,996 findings for the day...wildlife sightings: 1 Swainson's hawk, 2 red tailed hawks and one red squirrel (nowhere near the hawks!!!)...the chat earlier in the day with Bob from Wisconsin brought home the fact that it is so important to live our dreams.  So often we put them off, until we graduate, until I get married, until I get that promotion, until the kids are out of school, until I have another of this or that, some more of this or that.  Before we know it heart disease, cancer, something comes in a gets in the way of following our dreams.  Last I checked we ONLY go around once here so we better make this trip count.  Whatever that looks like for YOU!!!  It is YOUR life, NOT mine.  I am responsible and I will live MY life, you take care of yours.  So if part of YOUR dream is to drive for The Walk of Life DO IT!!!...a special THANK YOU to local rancher, Brian Studer, for explaining some local agricultural practices and for his contribution to Camp UTADA, people like Brian make this world a little bit better, not ONLY because he raises good steaks and brisket BUT because he is just a nice guy!!!...thanks again, Brian...Tomorrow we are off to the Topeka area to set up "camp for the week and to watch some football...GO BRONCOS!!!...cheers!!!

week #26 numbers:

114.6 miles (184.8387 km's)

237,412 steps

$0.30 loose change

The Walk-to-Date numbers:

2,180.9 miles (3,517.5807 km's)

4,183,283 steps

$46.65 in loose change

Numbers for the calendar month of November:

499.2 miles (805.1613 km's)

1,005,971 steps

$3.05 in loose change

Today The Walk ended at mile post 199, route 99 south and Flint Hill Road.

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woman on a step Monday, 03 December 2012

Nice to meet you today. You handed me your card as you past by me sitting on my front step. Best wishes

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