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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 #141...Wednesday, January 23, 2013...into Jackson, Mississippi

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After a well deserved day off Tuesady it was back on the road Wednesday. The morning was spent sleeping, reading and resting sore body parts. The afternoon was spent in Vicksburg with a Civil War history lesson. The whole sight would take several days to review, we spent about four hours. I was particularly impressed with the "Cairo" "iron-clad" museum and display. Today forests cover the battlefield, back then most of the trees were gone, either to build fortifications or as a result of cannon fire.

On Wednesday we picked up just west of Bolton on Old Highway 80 and finished up in Jackson on Old Highway 80 and Terry Road. 22.9 miles (36.9355 km's) were walked under 45,192 steps with $0.53 in coins picked up along the way. Findings for the day: 1 name badge from "Shoneys", "Shanita" will either be waiting tables nameless or not waiting tables jobless, 1 5/8 socket, 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 8 pennies. Wildlife sightings: 2 turtles sitting on a log, 1 bright red cardinal and numerous vultures taking a leasurly soar on a sunny day. The weather was WONDERFUL!!! Sunny all day, temperatures hitting 70's. Roads with wide shoulders, people responding to my waves with a wave or a tap on the horn and sometimes both. I stopped at a Clinton fire station and chatted with firefighter "Stephan" and paramedic, Chris Marble. The detailed map on the wall of the station was particularly useful. A special thanks to Chris for his contribution, Camp UTADA and Dr. Dave Okubo WILL put the funds to good use. Thanks again for your support. This area is fairly heavily forested with gently rolling hills. Never met a railroad I didn't like. I would expect that in the summer it is quite scenic with all the trees in full leaf. Close to the end of the day I had occaision to stop and chat with a political up and comer, Jimmy Stewart. We had a pleasant conversation and I would expect that we would agree on many points. See ya'll down the road...CHEERS!!!

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Victor Thursday, 24 January 2013

Glad the weather is getting warmer for you. Still up and down here, but very nice today.

Joni Bund. The MOM Friday, 25 January 2013

Finally beat the snow and ice. It is about time eh? Are you remembering that Janet also has diabetes, maybe you mentioned that when you asked me what her Mothers name was. It was. Wendy, die of cancer. I must have missed that days walk. I will go hunt foe it now LOL. Keep on walking with love, compassion, and good humour!
Lots of love. MOM

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