Early in my journey I titled one of my blog posts as ‘A Day of Firsts’ – today was a day of ‘lasts’… the last bus, the last day of walking solo, the last goodbye to my final host family.
The first half of my walk was along the scenic part of Harbor Drive, including the Maritime Museum area. The second half was mostly industrial, including Naval Base San Diego. Then there was the Coronado Bridge – every bit as daunting as the Astoria Bridge, but thankfully I passed UNDER it and didn’t have to go OVER it!
I knew my youngest son and his family were going to join us for the final leg, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked into our family’s lodgings in San Diego – our oldest son and HIS family had flown in from Georgia to be here too – what a fantastic surprise, and they all kept the secret perfectly!
This statue near the San Diego Maritime Museum, entitled ‘Victory Kiss’, was modeled after the iconic VJ Day photo in Times Square that appeared in Life Magazine. Here’s the statue:
And here’s the original:
1 day and 10 miles to go. I can’t believe that this time tomorrow the trek will be over – but Lord willing, the ‘mission’ will continue…
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. ~ Psalm 91:4