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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 #121...Christmas Day 2012...no rest from diabetes and cancer

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on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 in The Walk Blog

Merry Christmas from The Walk of Life.  Today I walked out of Missouri into Arkansas.  When the day was over 21.9 miles had been walked (35.3226 km's) using 45,015 steps.  Findings for the day: 1 small Bart Simpson doll, 5 quarters, 1 nickel and 4 pennies (2 of which were found in Arkansas).  The weather was not TOO bad.  Cold but I did add my old ski jacket to the mix of clothing and that kept my "core" nice and warm.  From there I regulate my body temperature by taking off or adding a toque (watch cap) or by changing gloves (thinner vs thicker) or by removing them all together.  I have honed this to a fine art.  Pity that it will be a skill that I shall never, Never, NEVER call upon as after the walk has been completed the ONLY time I shall see a temperature less than 50 degrees will be when I go to the refrigerator to grab another cold beer!  Cold weather is for polar bears and Eskimos!  Even though I appreciate my Canadian heritage I am NOT a fan of cold weather particularly when the cold weather brings that white stuff.  So much for the climate commentary.  This is a great experience, number one for me to be able to honor family and friends and also to celebrate my freedoms.  On this leg of the journey it is nice to be able to spend some time with my "baby" brother, walking down memory lane and for me to give him driving lessons, keep right except to pass!  I am looking forward to the next installment of this adventure I call The Walk of Live as I anxiously await the new right and perfect driver.  Again wishing you all a Merry Christmas today, for my Interlake friends a Happy Ukrainian Christmas on January 6th and a Happy New Year to one and all...CHEERS!!!

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Vic the Support Vehicle Pilot Wednesday, 26 December 2012

A great big Christmas thanks to Arthur for walking and then cooking a delicious Christmas dinner of magnificent meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, and perfectly steamed mixed vegetables. Tomorrow we walk towards the snow!! Hope it is gone or at least clear roads so we can move the RV.

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Stan Lucas Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas Art. We all miss you around here, but are excited to follow your journey. I'm proud of you my Brother! God bless. God speed!

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Joni Bund The MOM Thursday, 27 December 2012

Yes, how comfortable we all are, in our cosy homes with the fireplace burning and children playing. There you continue to walk and walk and walk. I love you and admire you and it is interesting the final party might be in May instead of June, or might it even be April? We must keep close watch because I want to be there and I will be traveling around Canada in May.

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