It's only Monday, but it is the first of the month, so I have a walking update. As of June 30, I have logged 1301.13 miles. This puts me well into New Mexico. I'm only 54 miles or so from my next way point of Alamagordo. I'll explain more later about why I chose this particular site. For now, I'll just point out that it is REALLY hot here! Good thing I am doing my walk mostly in air-conditioning.
I did want to share a few things from Texas. Remember, this is walking that I am doing around my home and yard and any trips I may make around town. I'm logging miles on my pedometer in an attempt to "walk" all the way to New Zealand. This is mostly an imaginary trip (although the steps I take are quite real).
There are a few people in Texas who I would love to see, my friend Sassy Gal and her mother being at the top of the list! I would enjoy a visit with my sister-in-law's family. There are several people who used to live there and have moved on. However, there are two gentlemen I have admired for many years. They are both heroes. They are gentlemen. When I think of them and their sacrificial service and humility, I get a bit choked up. I will concede that they are not perfect, but I admire them. A lot!
They go by many different names, nick-names and titles.
I'll stick with "Sir".
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Or perhaps just, "Mr. President"
In my imaginary trip, I had the honor of meeting these two heroes and their wives. And the privilege of praying with them.
And we admired each others' socks.
I got to hug their necks and say "Thank you".
I gave them some home-made strawberry jam and english muffins.
Then I set off again.
But in my imaginary trip, this was by far one of the absolute best moments!