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Back in Barstow


I got a ride an am back in Barstow. How ironic, when I left Shelley’s place this morning I couldn’t fin d a mail box or address. I wanted to send her a note when I finished my journey. However, the young man, Chancy, who gave me a ride had a friend that he believes they maybe related or friends. As we drove by the rear of her residence, he pulled up her Facebook page. It was her. Now I can reach out to her and do a friend request. Small world.

Also, someone wanted to see how I was holding up. So I took a picture and included a hat so friends see that I have one. My dad was busting me for not wearing a hat. I have three for this trip.

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I have recently retired after 30 years in law enforcement and a few years in the private sector. I have always enjoyed walking form place to place.  One of my favorite assignments was working overtime in our tourist area.  It was a blast to walk around for about 7 hours throughout the Downtown area.

In 2016, I read a book, "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge.  In November of 2016, I decided to do my "walkabout" with God from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles.  I had a blast walking along the Pacific Coast.  It was a beautiful experience.  I learned so many things on this walk.  The main lesson was God was talking to me, I just was not listening.  He was there with me on my walk, I just was not realizing the signs.

I have always been intrigued about walking the PCT, AFT, the Continental Divide and Appalachian Trial.  The one trip that stuck out with me was walking across the United States.