I wrote a book!

It took me five years but I did it. I wrote a book about my uncle Hippolyte and the journey Doug and I took through China. It is available pre-order on Amazon.

DONE!

We got a late start on what was our last day of walking. When our alarm went off at 2:30am we could hear rain and thunder so we went back to bed for an hour. By 3:30, the rain had stopped and we were up and on our way by 4:15 am. The rain came…

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Temple Visit

We passed a temple just outside of Shendue today. It was lovely, peaceful and best of all cool and shady. The outside was beautiful and after a couple weeks of seeing mostly very utilitarian home/business structures it was such a treat to see some more traditional architecture. Both Doug and I loved the green ceramic…

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of blisters and ear infections, it was the season of heat, it was the season of 3:00 am start times and 10:00 am hotel check in times because it’s just too darn dangerously hot to be outdoors. And then,…

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Home Stretch!

We are officially in what I call the home stretch. Our GPS, which isn’t completely reliable, tells us that we have 86 miles left to walk. Doug’s achilles tendon is bothering him and at the end of each day, I somehow have at least one new blister. We have been walking through cities for the…

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Perseverance

Dr. Vincent said that he admired Doug and I for our perseverance. It was a nice compliment but I feel like it also gave me a reputation that I had to live up to. I’ve had some awful painful blisters and I’ve been having an ear ache too. Pair those two things with walking all…

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Keeping It Real

As a child, my parents let me do things that would mortify today’s parents. I sold Girl Scout cookies door to door alone, rode a bike without a helmet, walked to school, and rolled around in the far back of a station wagon as we drove down the freeway. I also probably ate an entire…

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