• jayt1122

Catching up with an old friend.

I made it into Kingman, AZ today. 21 miles. I saw my first tortoise in the middle of the road. As I approaches, he just froze. I walked around him. Still frozen. I did what Sedona talked about. I gently picked up the tortoise and carried him to the other side. He did not express his bladder. Success.

I met Vanessa Barnard and her son, Justin. She had contacted me last week and asked if I was going to be in Kingman as she was going to be driving thru on her way to Los Angeles. Vanessa worked at Santa Monica before going to another department. It was great to see her and meet her son. They took me out to a great dinner. Thank you.

Jorge Padilla said I had to try Mr. D’z for dessert. I twisted Vanessa and Justin’s arm to drive me there. Needless to say, Jorge was correct.

I saw this marking outside of a hotel and decided that Kingman looks like a cute town. I am going to take tomorrow off and rest a little.

Great day

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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.