Finished the first week of the Heart Trek USA walk in Williamston, NC. Covered just over 150 miles and am a day ahead of schedule. Nice to have a little cushion.
I had company on the first half of my walk today. April Stotesberry, City Exec for Southern Bank in Plymouth, walked over 10 miles with me from Plymouth to Jamesville. She was a trooper and kept up every step of the way. Awesome job for someone wearing borrowed shoes. Keep it up, April. Inspiring exercise is a primary goal of this journey.
In the afternoon, Brenda and I had an interview with the Roanoke Beacon newspaper. Ria Grandy was the reporter. We will try to link the article to the website after it is published. We also visited the Wildlife Museum and Gallery which displays some of the trophies taken all over the world by Thomas Harrison. Really impressive, particularly a lioness that Mr. Harrison shot while it was in the process of attacking his African guide. If you are ever in Plymouth, NC, you must visit this exhibit. Finally, before my afternoon walk, we visited Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts and Gifts and Mackey’s Landing Firearms (reportedly the largest gunshop in the world with over 6,000 pieces of artillery).
The first week of the walk was all we could have expected. Loved the sights and the people we have met. Thanks to those who have provided parking space for our mobile headquarters and to all who have offered words of encouragement and support. And of course , a big thanks to those who have donated to the American Heart Association for Heart Trek USA.