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Walking Day #147...Thursday, January 31, 2013...limping into Alabama

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Wednesday was a rain day.  The entire day was under a tornado "watch" for this general area.  All we saw was a lot of rain.  The rain only reminds me of the one slide that still leaks.  I will have it looked at again when I get to Tampa.  So yesterday was going to be a sightseeing day (in the rain) but we discovered that one of the radios grew legs and disappeared.  After searching high and low, inside and out we determined that it probably ended up in a trash bag and then into the dumpster.  With a radio missing we headed for Laurel to get another set at Walmart.  Same worthless Motorola radios, advertised as good up to 27 miles!  I sent them an e-mail to see what conditions would have to be met in order to make that 27 miles number.  In all reality they are good for MAYBE a mile, two if it is line-of-sight.  I assume they have no interest in supporting their claim to me as I have yet to hear from them.  Until they show me otherwise I shall say that the advertising is at best false.  'Nuff of that.

Today we got a wee bit of a delayed start but walked in sunshine, a gentle tail wind and tempuratures in the high 50's low 60's.  The excitement for the day was a driver taking a nap with the lights on!  OOPPSS!!! That WILL take a toll on an already over-worked battery.

A call to AAA and all was well.

Got home, dumped the tanks and fixed some dinner.

At approximately 3:00 PM we walked into Alabama, in spite of the dead battery.  When the day was over we had logged 21.1 miles (34.0323 km's), took 42,311 steps and picked up one thin dime.  I also found a door magnet from Auburn and a hitch pin.  I saw one small deer early in the day and lots of vultures circling over head.  When all was said and done it was a great walking day and as my mother would say, "nobody died" AND Valerie (the driver) DID get a great nap!   See ya'll down the road. Cheers!!!

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Victor Friday, 01 February 2013

Glad that "nobody died" and another memory was made on The Great Walk of Life!

Stephen Chase Friday, 01 February 2013

Hello Arthur,

Glad to be following your trek. The rain and wind was really something here at Pecan Grove. We played pick up sticks and drag the gravel in the aftermath. No damage at Turn On Inn but Lillo's a favorite restaurant in Leland lost their whole roof. I believe I have found your missing pedometer. You are really getting out there yet I may yet find a day to burn some dead dinosaurs and catch up with you. Travel safe Peace Pilgrim.

Joni Bund the MOM Saturday, 02 February 2013

Well, Valerie, you have now been well initiated into Support driver LOL. Actually I had more than one of those situations (what would we do without AAA eh?) but mostly when we decided while we were still running double saftey lights, that it needed to be 1/2 hour running motor and i/2 hour off. sometimes even that did not work. Once we were even saved by the Mormon missionaries LOL who had jumper cables. That one was still close to Whistler BC. Glad you had a good nap. Did Art ever tell you how many scarves I knit for the homeless? I am still knitting LOL. thanks for taking such good care of my son. I hope you are enjoying the experience too. Joni The MOM

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