When walking across America, or walking any distance, take time to PLAY. In the Wk #14 blog, I suggested taking time to sit. This week, I highly encourage you to take time to PLAY. Relax…have some fun. It breaks the monotony and adds a spark to your step. Did our 2017 walking team take time to PLAY this week? I hope so.
What they did do was walk 269 miles in Wk #15, coming very close to the miles from last week. This is an awesome team of consistent walkers. That’s a great lesson for life. Consistency takes you places in any effort of life.
On the 2013 Walk Across America, this section of 269 miles that our team covered in Wk #15 of the 2017 walk, took Glenda and me to a lot of communities and special places in Virginia. During 2013, these 269 miles included some rainy weather, a leaky RV, difficult walking roads, but special places lined the walk. For instance:
- We camped in a church parking lot in Blacksburg, VA, right across the street from Virginia Tech and had an emotional tour of the campus.
- We visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. Quiz: Do you know why such an important Memorial is located in such a small USA town? Look it up. (I’ll give you the answer in Wk #16.) It was a very touching visit.
- We were interviewed by TV station WVVA in Bluefield, W. VA.
- Gig Edwards & family brought us dinner at a Walmart parking lot.
- We toured the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, VA.
- We took a side trip to visit Appomattox. Awesome!!
You can learn more about these 269 miles from our book about the 2013 walk by reading pages 189 – 218 in Walking Across America: One Step at a Time (Amazon.com).
During one stop, I took time to sing “…the hills are alive with the sound of music” since that stop in VA reminded me of Austria. Later, we had a leaky RV, but while it was being repaired, I took time to PLAY when I tried to fly with the geese. (See above pictures.)
TAKE TIME TO PLAY. You will add a spark to your step and life!!