Week 7 of our Walk Across America logged 108.2 miles with five of the team reporting this week. That is down from 240 miles last week. That’s the way life is at times. Some days or weeks are better, but you just keep going…walking. A walk is like life. There are days and there are days. Just press on.
One of the lessons we learned on the 2013 Walk was consistency. Someone asked me “How are you going to get to New York City?” I responded, “The same way you eat an elephant…one bite at a time.” I told them I would get to New York City from Newbury Park, CA, “one step at a time.” That’s life.
So, this week in the 2017 Walk, we walked through Springerville, AZ, where we met Larry Hamblen, pastor of Jesus First Church and some great people there in 2013. Then we walked through Red Hill, New Mexico, population 1, where we met the whole town at once in the 2013 Walk. Our walk has taken us through Pie Town, NM, where they have great pies (yummy…I had two pieces in 2013…why not? I’d lose it the next day!)
In 2017, we are only miles away, stopping in Datil, NM, from The Very Large Array, twenty-seven massive radio antennas at the unique radio astronomy observatory. We’ll see that next week. They are massive!!
This week we rejoice with Valda, one of our young walkers, who celebrated her 70th birthday by walking 15.5 miles. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VALDA!!
So, our word for this week is CONSISTENCY!! How are we getting to New York City?
ONE STEP AT A TIME!! Keep walking, and you will get there!!