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A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Five months, 22 days and 3,400+ miles later: It was that long ago that we started this trek across our Nation. It has been like a snow ball rolling down a hill, picking up more followers,  supporters and speed as we went… Well followers and supporters anyway! 😉 Remembering places like Rugby, North Dakota; Being […]

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Reminiscing a Bit…

Before I left on the “Walk”, I picked up a voice recorder. I thought it would be a handy way to capture those “Kodak Moments” in audio. Well I just decided to go back and listen to some of those moments and recapture them. Folks have asked me about how hard the weather has been […]

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A lesson learned

We made a mistake. And the mistake was not telling a reporter our plans, our plans to spend alone time together driving to visit friends, which we considered our private time. But we now realize a public project, such as this, is never private. Yes, we drove a portion of the route while Linda was […]

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A little fast-forward

If you’ve been tracking me along the way, you’ve probably noticed some major gaps this week. There’s a good reason for that, a VERY good reason! On Tuesday, my wife, Linda was able to fly into Minneapolis, rent an SUV and find me just north of Independence, WI. I hadn’t seen her in two months. […]

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Minnesota

I reached my halfway point this week in Floodwood, Minnesota! It was pretty significant to think I’ve crossed half of America. Three months on the road now, three to go. So many people stepped up in this state, enthusiastically planning host families, occasionally reserving a hotel, calling media, and again, many many more people stopping […]

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Minot: the networking capital of North Dakota (why not?)

Back in Montana, Joe Stinson of the Flathead Marines contacted his nephew, Captain Ryan Wilson at Minot Air Force Base. Ryan contacted the public affairs on base, and they sent a crew to cover the Walking for the Fallen story. Then Ryan paid for a night’s stay at Staybridge Suites — a wonderful respite from […]

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Duck, duck, goose

June 2, 2013 Walking the 32 miles between Stanley and Berthold, North Dakota today. Ponds everywhere. It’s pothole terrain similar to the Ninepipe area near my hometown Ronan, Montana. And ducks. Lots of ducks. Thousands of ducks. Mallards, pintails, blue-winged teals, canvasbacks, redheads and shovelers. Then I see one single goose coming up off a […]

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Scout’s Honor

This morning I had to make a decision. Go left, and take old Highway 2 with less traffic but further distance, or go right and head back to the main four-lane Highway 2. I went right, which led me to talking to the Boy Scouts, who were having a campout in the Scoutmaster’s backyard. The […]

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Three Montana Indian Reservations

I’ve recently crossed over from my home state into North Dakota, but before I get too far I need to share my experiences along Montana’s Hi-Line. While I met a variety of wonderful and generous supporters, there is a group of people that need special mention. While traveling east along Highway 2, I walked through […]

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Nearing 1,000 miles, Tuesday, May 21

Montana is a BIG state. Big sky, big rigs, big hearts. I’ve been walking east of Glacier Park now for about two weeks, following a “cross-country ribbon of blacktop. Within Montana, this stretch of road and railway and towns and surrounding landscape became known as the Hi-Line… It’s a part of the state that never […]

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