• jayt1122

In Las Vegas

I actually slept great last night. I felt that I wasn’t going to get attacked by a wild animal.

I was so exhausted last night that I forgot to mention an awesome encounter I had when I got to the pizza place last night. Jesse was there and saw my disappointment. He handed me three ice cold waters. Unfortunately, my phone was dead and I didn’t get to take a picture.

I had a nice walk today of 23 miles. The scenery was beautiful. I made it to Las Vegas. On my way, Felix drove up next to me and asked where I was going. When he heard what and why I was doing my walk, he literally had tears in his eyes. Felix told me that he had seen me earlier in the morning but was late getting to where he needed to go. He said God told him he needs to go help me and give me a ride. It was such an emotional encounter, how could I say no to a ride. Felix took me about a mile up the road to the local truck stop. There I took a break and had lunch.

I am working on healing my blisters and planning my next leg. A little quandary as the next leg will be about 100 miles with no services. I am trying to figure alternatives or how much water I will need.

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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.