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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 #127...Tuesday, January 1, 2013...new year and records fall!!!

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A wonderful day for walking.  No rain, reasonable temperatures (high of 42!!!), I did count twelve snow flakes at one point.  During the day, as I am want to do, I stopped at various places to chat with the locals.  At one point I stopped at a convenience store to get a cup of coffee and the proprietor of the establishment motioned to a group (a dozen) of men and referred to them as "The Useless Old Mans Club"!!! She also advised me if I was to go over to them that I wear "tall boots".  After I picked myself up off the floor I walked over to the group and started chatting.  Spoke to a couple of veterans (thank you for your service, gentlemen) and chatted about what I was doing.  Fun group of guys sitting around enjoying the first cup of the new year. Further down the road I stopped and chatted with "Rickey" an Army vet, thank you for your service.  At a gas station I chatted with one Bo Hudson who spent time in the Air Force, Army and Navy, thank you for your service.  When the day was over I logged 23.1 miles (37.2581 km's) using 47,435 hard earned steps and picking up 50 coins for a total of $3.00.  The findings for the day: 1 1/2" to 3/8" socket adaptor, 6 quarters, 10 dimes, 4 nickels and 30 pennies.  Based on coin count that is a record.  Tomorrow morning we will move the motor home to Greenbrier, park it and walk.  At the end of the day we will go to Maumelle (Vic's home) and park.  Thursday has a dental appointment, laundry and a steak dinner after which we will go to the airport to pick up the final driver for The Walk.  Friday will be a day for errands, new driver orientation and a day to relax before picking The Walk up again on Saturday.  So far 2013 is off to a great start...cheers!!!

oldmen

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