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Old 06-08-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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you should totally do it,,
wow im amazed that there are still people out there,,who have amazing dreams like yours.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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love the idea.

a guy did the opposite of you... as in he started his journey in NYC. he left his career to do a walk across america. he is one of my heroes. here is the link: Adventurer leaves NY career to walk across US - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_re_us/us_the_big_walk - broken link). you only live once, you might as well do something epic .
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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A Walk Across America (http://www.meetingground.org/newspage/a_walk_across_america.htm - broken link)

I know someone that did that and this is a list of the articles he's written about the experience. I met him when he came thru our town and carried his backpack for a little ways but it was heavy--of course. It's a good idea to do some conditioning before you go or you won't get very far. I know Don had some problems--when you're on the road, hygiene is difficult and shaving almost impossible and he looked like a homeless man and was often treated like one--it really opened his eyes to how the homeless are treated in our country. Don placed some restrictions on himself that wouldn't be necessary to someone else, so he may have made it more difficult than it had to be, but this will be difficult anyway. Don't let that stop you though.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Fresno,ca
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you should totally do it,,
wow im amazed that there are still people out there,,who have amazing dreams like yours.

Thanks, =) Yeah it's always been a dream of mine and i think im just going to go ahead and do it..i have absolutely nothing stopping me at all thanks for the support. I just have to get in touch with some groups out there that will be able to support me on my walk and i'll be able to do this.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I appreciate it so much.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Fresno,ca
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about how much money do you you think i would need for this trip to happen? I have plans to go with about 1000 dollars is that enough?
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: most beautiful place ever
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Where will you be sleeping at night? keep in mind you should eat a lot of healthy foods to keep you going, too. no idea how much $, does it say on the above website? i wouldnt carry that much, hopefully someone can send you some? i would love to know what route you pick.
Today I passed a man who is rollerblading from Ca to Mass. so great to see such dedication.
Durango Herald News, Gliding with gratitude
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Don Vermilyea ate a lot of trail mix, but he is a vegetarian. Trail mix is easy though b/c it's light and has a lot of cals for the weight. He had to stop at about every hwy exit to get water b/c he had to drink so much and it's not easy to carry enough water. I played a little joke on him--I went out and bought a liter bottle of water and trail mix and hid them under a rail on the hwy where I knew he was going. To make sure he'd see them, I laid a trail of shiny quarters--I knew he picked up every spare coin he saw and had amassed quite a collection. That was fun. I wish you luck--I won't be walking across America, but I always thought that it would be fun to walk from Alaska to Patagonia. Or across China or something.

For places to stay you could try wwoofing--http://www.wwoofusa.org/
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: SW France
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about how much money do you you think i would need for this trip to happen? I have plans to go with about 1000 dollars is that enough?
You could argue that you'll never have enough money, so don't worry and just do it.

Life has a funny way of dealing with these things, though I'm not suggesting irresponsibility!

Forrest Gump didn't have any money in his pocket when he set out. That is a true story, isn't it?
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Fresno,ca
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You could argue that you'll never have enough money, so don't worry and just do it.

Life has a funny way of dealing with these things, though I'm not suggesting irresponsibility!

Forrest Gump didn't have any money in his pocket when he set out. That is a true story, isn't it?

your right!! I'm just going to do it I'm sure that there's some generous people in the world and i'll bring a tent and a bunch of other stuff just to make sure that everything is ok.

i've heard of people letting you sleep in barns and maybe in the back of a truck even...lol we'll see im pretty confident that things will be just fine I just can't wait to go already!! Thanks for the encouragement =)
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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about how much money do you you think i would need for this trip to happen? I have plans to go with about 1000 dollars is that enough?
Will you sleep in motels or a tent?

I could see myself doing the trip across America - I'd worry most about safety - either from road traffic or violence. It would be an interesting thing to do with a several people (safety in numbers).
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