Archive for December, 2011

Carolina Banker Magazine Photo Session

An old friend, Thad Woodard, head man at the North Carolina Bankers Association, arranged a photo session on the day after Christmas for a cover story to appear in an upcoming edition of the association’s Carolina Banker Magazine.  Brandon Wright met me while I was on a training walk on the American Tobacco Trail to snap some pix.  I have plenty of time to train now since I retired on December 20 after 41 years as a banker.

The article will promote my walk across the nation to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  Look for reprints from the magazine before the walk begins on March 1.

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The Map Is Up

A map of my walk across America has been posted (go to “Check out my route” button). It will be refined as the walk commences on March 1, 2012 and will mark my progress. Hope you can join me somewhere along the route. Would love the company. Thanks for your interest and support.

Heart Trek USA is a 3,000 mile walk across America to raise awareness of heart disease prevention and to raise funds to support the work of the American Heart Association. Please see the archived blog dated November 13, 2011 for more info on the walk.

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MOBILE COMMAND POST

New home on wheels.

New home on wheels…just acquired this Fleetwood Tioga motor home as a command post for the upcoming walk across America to fight heart disease.  Now learning to drive and operate the vehicle.  Knocked a limb off a tree on first drive.  Better keep AAA on speed dial.  Brenda and I (and our pup Zuzu) will be heading to Florida after Christmas to ready everything for seven months on the road.  Any suggestions for practice trips in Florida for shake-down camping?  Also looking for ideas about signage on the RV to help promote Heart Trek USA.  And for ideas for outfitting the motor home.

The walk starts in just two and half months at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  Getting in lots of practice miles…need it to offset all the good holiday food.   Posts will be more frequent as the start date approaches.

Thanks for your interest and support.

Heart Trek USA is a 3,000 mile walk across America to raise awareness of heart disease prevention and to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Please see archived blog for additional information.

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