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Backroads are beautiful.


I made it to Newport, TN. 18 miles today.

The walk was very relaxing. I went through a lot of backroads with minimal traffic.

Although the dogs were small, they wouldn’t stop trying to get me. How come the smallest dogs have the biggest bite. Finally they stopped and went back home.

As I was walking across from a mom and pop market, Tony got out of his vehicle and asked me if I wanted something to drink. Absolutely. Tony told me to pick out something. I got a bottle of water. He is an interesting person. He lives in Nashville and builds steel buildings in TN, MO and VA. That is a lot of traveling.

It was really neat to be walking on these backroads and seeing the leaves on the trees changing colors. I hope to be able to see more of this.

Off to Greenville tomorrow. The map states I have 472 miles to go.

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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.