Checking in from Tatum, New Mexico …
After 32 days, my walk across Texas ended on Sunday as I entered New Mexico at crossroad called Bronco Crossing. Both Brenda and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Lone Star State. From Jefferson in the east to Plains in the west, we have found Texans to be friendly, hospitable and genuinely interested in our journey and its purpose.
The Texas Bankers Association has been a huge help, and many local bankers provided parking for our RV, arranged publicity and in Garland and Fort Worth put together very nice ceremonies to promote our journey and heart health. We were able to spend time with old and new friends and were gratified by the support of strangers who were interested in and in many cases contributed to our cause.
We also got to see the changing terrain from the Piney Woods, through the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to the Plains of West Texas. What a vast and beautiful state. For a wantabe cowboy, I’ve loved the ranch land, the cattle and the absolutely gorgeous horses. Even the sometimes terrific storms and the afternoon heat could not put a damper on our time here. We’ve come to love Texas and will be back to visit in the future after my walk is complete. Thank you, Texans!
Eight of eleven states have now been crossed with three remaining. Over the upcoming weeks, we look forward to discovering New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California. Hope you’ll continue to follow our progress and will keep supporting Heart Trek USA.