Reflections

As I started typing this post back in February, I couldn’t fathom what I would write that could possibly describe my feelings as this journey came to an end. I can’t say that the months of reflection have made my words ‘better’, just longer in coming to you. This has been an incredible, life-changing experience…

National City to the Mexico Border!!!

All done! It’s hard to believe it’s over… I haven’t yet had time to reflect on all that has happened over the past year.  That time will come, but for now I’ll concentrate on what happened today. Larry and I started the walk in National City on a grey day with a drizzling rain after…

San Diego to National City

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. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Desire Street Ministries Church Spotlight:Gold Beach Foursquare Church…

La Jolla to San Diego

I was really excited about today’s route – it promised to be SO scenic. La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, the Mission Bay area, small craft harbors with glimpses of the San Diego skyline… but the fog never quite lifted. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Desire Street Ministries Church Spotlight:Gold Beach Foursquare Church –…

Del Mar to La Jolla

Today I managed to turn a 3-1/2 hour walk into more than 4 – I got caught up watching some whales (or more accurately, “Hey, was that a whale?”) Others confirmed that it was, but to me it was debatable – however, it took quite some time to come to that conclusion and I enjoyed…

Carlsbad State Beach to Del Mar

One of the things that has made the finish line seem more ‘real’ is the simple act of putting my walking clothes into the laundry bag at the end of each day, with the knowledge that I won’t be wearing them again on this journey. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Desire Street Ministries…

Oceanside to Carlsbad State Beach

I gained a couple of new Sole Sisters today – Cathy from our church, and her sister Carol (whose family is my final host home for this trek). Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Desire Street Ministries Church Spotlight:Gold Beach Foursquare Church – Gold Beach, OR They were ‘christened’ by a cloudy, damp day…