NOT LONG after completing my cross-country walk from California to the Atlantic seaboard, I passed another milestone: Mile 3000. While the number seems huge, it's the natural result of taking one step at a time every day for eight months. My personal proof that larger goals can be accomplished simply by pursuing those smaller steps. Persistance pays!

Forrest Gump wannabe! 

Forrest Gump wannabe! 

Now that I've dipped my toe in the Atlantic Ocean it seems appropriate to begin my return journey home. After all, four months still remain in 2016 and that's enough to cover another thousand miles. Speaking of steps, I calculate it took about 6,000,000 steps to travel from coast-to-coast. It shouldn't be surprising to note that I've worn out several pairs of walking shoes.

My next objective seems to be Washington DC, possibly hiking the Appalachian trail, before heading westward through the central part of the USA. And the first stop on this southern leg of my return journey is Philadelphia, on the Delaware River, where our founding fathers bravely declared independence from England in 1776 and later drafted our national constitution.

 

Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

We should always be grateful for our personal freedom, the aspiration of equality, and the unrestricted opportunity to pursue our dreams. All supported by the principals established when our forefathers drafted the early laws for the country.

 Miles 3068, Week 36, Weather 68F🌤

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