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In Texas


I just arrived in Adrian, TX. The walk was 26 miles. Unfortunately, 23 miles was on I-40.

I left from Russell’s Truck Stop. If you ever have a chance to stop there, take a look inside at the free museum. Some really cool vehicles and memorabilia.

I made it to the border of Texas and left New Mexico, for now.

Along I-40 at my 15 mile mark, there was a picnic area. I took the opportunity to try out some spaghettio’s and meatballs. After lunch, two truckers, Pedro and Grunan, called me over and gave me some water and cranberry trail mix. They were on there way back from Virginia.

The scenery in Texas was very nice. As I got to the top of a grade above Adrian, it reminded me of Palm Springs with all the wind turbines.

I finally made it to a frontage road into Adrian. Along the way a grasshopper jumped on my cart and rode all the way into Adrian.

I am staying at the Fabulous 40 Hotel. I asked the owner, Ramona if there was somewhere I could get dinner. She said the only nearby place open was across the bridge. She offered to give me a ride.

I went with her and ordered a pizza. She waited and brought me back. We had a great conversation about God, people and Route 66.

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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.