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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 #21 July 5, 2012

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on Friday, 06 July 2012 in The Walk Blog

26.9 miles today...must say if I was a "country mouse" Kettle Valley would have some appeal...made it to Greenwood and almost out the other side...nothing like a couple of cold beers at the end of the trail...my driver did such a fine job I will give her the day off tomorrow with TRIPLE pay!!!, so she can do her laundry!!!...my intentions are to walk 80  miles per calendar week, walk four, play and move three...that would get me to Key West somewhere June 1st for 2013 (assuming, of course there is ANYTHING left after December 21st!!!)...10% in and still on track...one thing I did NOT plan on is the cost up here $15 for a six pack of beer!?!?!?...$1.29+ per liter of fuel (gas or diesel)...guess I'll have to get a job in Key West, bar-tender perhaps...wonderful weather today, went through two 100 oz CamelBacks of water, plus a couple of bottle of juice, can't wait for Alberta, Montana and Wyoming in July and August!!!...today I only had to change socks once and made it the entire distance with no tape or BandAids on the right foot, my left foot, specifically the four toe (next to the little bugger) is a different story, there we have blisters on the blisters ON the blisters!!!, another good excuse to take tomorrow off...stopped and chatted with a few folks today and Mom was interviewed for a local newspaper...I must say it is nice to see the country from "ground-level", be nice to come back again and stay a while...the honks and the wave are still energizing, I wonder what people think as they are coming towards me and I am waving at them!?!?!?...a couple of interesting observations thus far: how does so much underwear end up on the roadside (equally divided between gender)...do people think you cannot listen to a CD move once? and then just throw it out a window???...who urinates in a pop bottle, puts the lip back on and tosses it out the window???, this one clearly demands further exploration...first of all a POP BOTTLE!?!?!?, either they have incredible aim or??????????, a GatorAide bottle MAYBE, but POP!?!?!?, now to get the lid back on the bottle, not a straight road out there folks...such are the thoughts of our "walker"...cheers!!!

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It will be interesting to see if the junk on the side of the road is different as you go. As for the pop bottles I've heard it is truckers not wanting to stop, they need to make time, as for the "pop" bottle thing that's a secret maybe left unexplored. Happy travels

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