Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This story isn't about us.  My health recently has slowed our journey down.  This story is about two people who inspired me.  I've mentioned them before and I will again encourage you, if you haven't already, to read their blogs.  And  I'm sure you will be entertained if not inspired as I have been. 

What is amazing to me is when I first met Kelly and Tyler on the internet they were two strangers both set out with their beloved dogs on the same journey-They put their busy lives on hold to walk across the United States from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast.  Perhaps some of you have met them along the way?  I know Kelly and Anna passed thru my area on her journey.  Unfortunately I had not started following her yet at that time.  I wish I had.  I would have loved to have met them in person.  In what correspondence I have had with both of them they are both very kind and open people, willing to answer all my questions and offer advice for my journey.  I would have been in serious trouble without them.  It was Tyler who suggested adding the pack to my walks when I thought I was doing so good.  Ha.. I wasn't sure whether to thank him or shoot him! lol (It darn near killed me!) Better then than waiting and finding out when we thought we were ready to set out though huh?

We are so fortunate that these two were willing to share their journey's, the good, the bad and the ugly with us online.  They tell their adventures so beautifully in words and pictures.  Then they suprised me.  These two strangers joined forces to cross the Rockies, and share a support car.  Is it a small world or what?

Reading their blogs, they will take you along on their adventure.  You will see your country in an entirely new perspective-mostly good, some not.  You will see the beauty that is out there that gets overlooked and hear about the generosity that still exists despite the state of our economy.  These two will lift your spirits I guarantee it.  My question is, will they end up falling in love? <grin>  Hey, it would make an amazing story for a movie and defintely for a book!  Can you imagine the dinner conversations they would have to tell their children!  Okay..I'd better stop there in case they read this..

It's not too late, they are entering their final stretch of this walk.  Please click the links above, join them.  You won't be disappointed.  I know I haven't been.  Kelly and Tyler, if you read this, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful adventure with us.  I'm still hoping to make a similar one myself,  You are both truly an inspiration!  Godspeed my friends!

1 comment:

  1. I've been following Tyler since he was trying to cross into Parkersburg, West Virginia. I ran across Kelly soon after. When they started walking together, I couldn't help but wonder if there was another chapter where they continued together.