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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 #58...Roundup, MT...Sunday, September 23, 2012...happy birthday Vic

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odd day today...left Grass Range bright and early so my driver could attend worship services in Roundup and I could walk for a few hours...as it turned out route 87 was closed due to a fire so I was routed to route 12...in retrospect I should have just fired up the generator and watched football...the road was scenic but very narrow with no shoulder and very steep ditch banks, with all the traffic re-routed I spent half of the 7.7 miles and 14,422 steps standing on the ditch bank waiting for vehicles to pass!!!...on one occasion one motorist almost hit me as they decided to pass all the slow traffic, they most assuredly were saluted, I am sure to no avail on my part as a motorist that stupid would NOT be looking in the rear-view mirror!!!...the smoke was thick which gave the landscape the look of the Moreno Valley in Riverside County, California on a GOOD day!!!...on to Billings, after locating the Cummins repair shop we landed in an RV park for the night, caught the last half of the Broncos game and the night game, GO RAVENS!!!...Monday will see the motor home in the shop getting a seal replaced and the driver and the walker running errands then if all goes well back on the road on route 87 south of Roundup, my fingers are crossed!!!...cheers

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D Joan Bund Monday, 24 September 2012

When I got out of church I was a little concerned to learn my assigned route had been closed. When I got to the detour point, happily there was a lady cop with her flashing lights. When I asked what time the road had been closed she did not even remember what time she came on duty ? .? Then when I told her I was to pick up my walker, she at least remembered that ". Oh, the guy in the yellow outfit with the flag, he went thata way". Pointing to the detour. Thank goodness, I thought we might have lost each other for a time.
How right
Art was about the narrow road and it took awhile to find an access for me to call him up on the walkie. No comment. OK, on a little further to a farmers gate post. No contact! Finally I heard his voice around the six mile point and picked him up at 7.7. Actually I did have to give my two little beeps as I passed, and go to the next place I could find to get off that narrow, smoke filled, detour hwy. one good thing tho ' it was not gravel, but a narrow ribbon of hard top. So glad when we did get together again and went back to retrieve the Coach and on to Billings via the detour. Happy day, he got to watch some of his football after all.

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