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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!

Random thoughts on a moving day

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on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 in The Walk Blog

Today we left Rapid City and set up camp just outside of Interior, South Dakota at the Badlands Ranch & Resort, third time is a charm...this place is VERY cool, off the beaten path, deer in the fields, coyotes yapping, wild turkeys in the trees and stars in the sky...we ended up there based on the recommendation of one, Virgil Klausen one of the guys working on the road crew doing some repairs to SD route 44 east...Emily, the manager was there to welcome us on her way to class and directed us to her brother Moses "Bull Bear" (I will have to clarify the name)...I had a rather brief but touching conversation with him...it seems that no matter where I go people are impacted by either diabetes or cancer and in some cases both, Bull Bear would be one, Jerry, the owner/bartender of the Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill in Interior would be another...Wayne one of Jerry's patrons rounded out the day being a Vietnam veteran (Air Force)...I never cease to be amazed at the heart felt stories of the "regular folk" that I bump into...Vietnam may have been a "crazy war" (aren't they all!?!?!?) but who is to say, Wayne did his duty as did the WWII B-17 pilot whose son I chatted with on yesterday's walk...I am not sure what the simple answer is for world peace other than "can't we all just get along?", it REALLY is that simple, HOWEVER as long as there are people who seek to tear down and destroy freedom we do have to stand up for that, as I see it, it IS all about peace, love, harmony and joy...thank you Jerry, Wayne and Bull Bear for sharing your stories with me, again I am touched and I am honored, all three of you will travel with me to Key West...today was further confirmation that as long as I am open I will find the right and perfect situation for me...today WAS the right and perfect experience...thanks Jim for the lunch and the book...cheers!!!

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D Joan Bund Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Jim, I am so glad you are taking such good care of my son on his very important walk. Would that I could have done the whole thing with him. When I get back to my home town and regular doctor I intend to find out just WHAT is wrong with my lungs. If I am supposed to live for another twenty years I better get in tip top shape. Ya, I know, grt slimmer too. Once again. Thanks. Art has had nothing but praise for you.

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