It was one year ago, a few days past Thanksgiving Day, which I first wrote in this blog. I wrote about being thankful for my wonderful family and all my friends who support me in my wild adventures. Now, 12 moths later, I am more thankful than ever for all the people in my life. I have sooooo many more people that I can be thankful for; every family who has taken me in for a night (or 4, or 5, or 6), for every person who has stopped on the side of the road checking to see if I was OK and giving me a $1 or 2, or a bottle of water, or a bag of fresh, home-made cookies. I am thankful for the BOC families I have met, they help remind why I am out here walking everyday; in sun, wind, rain, or snow.
I have spent 201 days on the road, and if all goes well, I have 65 days left on my journey; I hope to finish on Tybee beach in Savannah, GA on February 1st with my parents, brother, and my boyfriend Richard (and hopefully more friends and family) there to celebrate with me. I have raised nearly $20,000 for Beads of Courage, which honestly, I can’t believe I’ve done! Thank you to EVERYONE who has donated, every penny, quarter, and dollar counts, so thank you for giving what you could, it all adds up!
Now as far as my Thanksgiving goes, much of the day was spent preparing food, and we had a little excitement when the power went off for a bit and we all thought that we might not be having dinner at all… But Katie’s dad found the correct breaker and all was well. The dinner was amazing, and the rest of day was spent relaxing and taking a short walk around the property. Great way to spend Turkey Day. Too bad I gotta start again tomorrow!