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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 #91...Wednesday, November 14, 2012...nice day for a breeze

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on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 in The Walk Blog

Delightful day today...chilly in the morning, by 10:30 the jacket came off and the wind picked up...on the "club" scale this started at about a 1 at a 45 degree angle into my face, as the day progressed it got to be about a 3 1/2-4 FULL FRONTAL!!! (insert joke!!!)...we got started right at 8:00 AM and had there been no wind or a tail-wind..................but last I checked I am NOT in charge of the weather ONLY awaking each day, putting on my pants and CHOOSING what the day will be like...all about personal responsibility, accountability AND choice...now that said today we did 22.5 miles (36.2903 km's) using 46,363 steps ending about 9 miles shy of Broken Bow...findings for the day: 1 wrist watch of questionable functionality and 1 quarter...the only wildlife was not so live but in the back of pickups and on bumpers...chatted with rancher Ben Cooksley who indicated that in spite of drought conditions he is "doing OK until someone tells him different", his family has six members of the armed forces, best wishes to all...also chatted with the son of Jim Chapin, a Viet Nam veteran, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes...another gentleman stopped to see what I was up to and said "I have all three", that you for your service, Dick Hoffman, and best wishes...when I stopped at the Sinclair station in Merna the young lady indicated that her grandma and grandpa are battling both cancer and diabetes, best wishes...thank you to all who served, be it in peacetime or during conflict...best wishes to all who have health challenges...to my first AND best driver thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!! for getting this immovable object moving...to my second driver thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!! for keeping the body that is "The Walk" moving!!!, not only does Jim keep the Jeep on the road he has been know on NUMEROUS occasions to do other things that are VERY much appreciated, he too has family members that are honorees of this walk and they ARE noted on a daily basis...there are many experiences on this excursion where words are inadequate...as I am fond of saying "don't tell me, SHOW ME!!!"...I trust that I am showing something...best wishes to all...cheers!!!

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Jim Nelson Thursday, 15 November 2012

These, daily, interactions make for such an amazing experience!

Happy that I can follow along with you. Keep up the great work!

Honk! Honk!

Jim

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D Joan Bund Thursday, 15 November 2012

I an already registered so I do not know what that is all about ! ? ?
Thank you Art, for the accolades, most wonderful and awesome son!
Some times I wish I was still with you but I guess there is only so much an old lady can do, especially if she is conditioned to get pneumonia every once in awhile. Fri, check up by my home doctor so we will see how things are . I enjoy reading your blogs and knowing that you are safe, even in the face of nasty winds. I am feeling much better now, but still get out of breath with any exersion. Driving a car all day was just my cup of tea, mostly no exersion LOL
Most of our snow is all melted away and I hope you have not got any yet, Keep on going south and stay ahead of it.:)
Hey, where is spell check on this darn thing? Oh well, another excuse for being old. Keep on walking and my happy spirit will walk with you. Love forever. Your Mom

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