Date: 1/13/2003 7:00:55 AM Pacific Standard Time
Today looks like a beautiful, clear morning out and it's suppose to get up
in the 50's -- a day when I'll leave my coat behind and only use a t-shirt and
sweatshirt. A great day to go out for a walk.
I had a great time in Knob Noster and was able to see several people that I
met last year when I walked this same route. The 20 miles on Hwy 50 from Knob
Noster to Sedalia is the only stretch of area that I've already walked once.
Last year I walked across Missouri from west to east, and this year I'm
walking across from north to south, and right here from Knob Noster to Sedalia
is where those paths crossed.
That stretch from Knob Noster to Sedalia was quite enjoyable, because there
were several gas stations and shops along the way, and plenty of places to
make a pit-stop. (My motto is to NEVER pass up a bathroom, so I was pretty
busy that day!)
When I got to Sedalia, Susan (who I met last year) had contacted Comfort
Inn, and they let me stay there for free. She also scanned a few photos for
me to put on some websites. Remember a few days ago when I took some pictures
B-2 Bomber? Well a couple of those pictures turned out great, and if you'd
like to see one, log onto www.eyie.org and click on Epilepsy and Youth. Then
click on Daily News, and then click on Karla Brown. This is a website in
Europe that does great coverage on me, and they have one of the pictures of
the B-2 Bomber that I took. Check it out. I thought the picture turned out
On saturday I walked from Sedalia to Lincoln, a little over 20 miles. It
was a long day for me. Several days ago I was making some calls to try and
make some contacts on down the road, and I called Pastor Carpenter at the
Methodist Church. He said he'd line something up, so when I got into town on
saturday and stopped at the Methodist Church, he took me to Mike and Karen
Gruhn's house and they welcomed me in. They have kindof a shop/rec room built
back behind their house, and it also includes an extra bedroom & bathroom --
a perfect set-up for company! I was thrilled to have my very own place and
they have it decorated so nice. In the bathroom, their sink was built inside
an old dresser cabinet with a big mirror. It all looked so neat!
Pastor Carpenter wanted me to give a little talk on Sunday, so I did that.
The people there were so nice. Several families also made contacts on down
the road for me, too. I was especially glad of that, because some of the
towns that I'll be hitting between Warsaw and Springfield are very small, and
contacting people is my best chance for getting through that area.
Today I'll be walking 12 miles to Warsaw, where I'll be staying at
Headwaters Motel for free. The ph# there is: 660-438-7314. Give me a call
if you'd like. Take care and have a great day -- and check out my picture of
the B-2 Bomber. KB
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