I made it it to Durham before the storm hit. The walk was very pleasant. I took a route that had a good shoulder to walk on.
Outside of Durham I stopped at a gas station to get a drink. I met retired Marine, Ronald Watkins. We talked for about 40 minutes about incredible topics. Ronald asked if I needed anything. I did not. He asked if he could buy me a cup of coffee. Absolutely. His response was so perfect. He said, “Don’t take that blessing away from me”. Prior to leaving leaving, he said a prayer for me. As I left I was so happy of the blessings that came my way.
When I arrived in Durham, I met Ben. Ben is also walking across the United States. He started in Boston and is heading on a Southern Route to California. We talked for awhile about our experiences. We exchanged some good stories.
As I got into my hotel room, Ben texted me and asked me if I wanted to go get dinner. Absolutely. We went to an all you can eat Japanese buffet. The buffet was very interesting. All the food was on a conveyor belt. We stayed for almost two hours talking. It was awesome to actually meet someone that is doing the same as me.
I am scheduled to go to Wake Forest tomorrow. I may have an unexpected surprise tomorrow evening.