Halfway on the Walk Across America

Halfway on the Walk Across America

Dmitry has made it half way across the country. We’re following him on his Walk Across America. When we wrote last, he was just getting onto the Appalachian Trail, still within 350 miles of his walk. When he left Sperryville initially, I told him that he should write more, take more pictures, and share more. The drain on battery and lack of time – he’s on the road generally walking from sundown to sunrise and averaging…

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Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

The bohemian trail is a slow road across America – one that I appreciate, knowing the beauty of the country that offers such a depth of Americana and artistry if you’re willing to slow down and give it a chance. I live in such a place – the places that every country has, but often few outsiders see. But we had a long way ahead of us, and knew we would see a lot of country…

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Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

We packed light. The Honda Accord had just gone through a $1400 investment – most of the parts on it dated back to the original, and after 16 years, belts, tubes, and tires needed to be replaced. The car had exactly 140,000 miles on it (we timed when we took the reading because the number was a good one to start on), which was pretty low for a 2000. It was 8 am on August 1st,…

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Walk Across America

Walk Across America

I saw Dmitry walking along Lee Highway on my way to DC yesterday. He was walking on the shoulder, facing oncoming traffic – as you should so that you can react if you see one swerving at you – pushing a running stroller full of gear. He had running tights on, the kind you see marathon runners and serious athletes wearing, and on the front of one was a sign. The only word I made…

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