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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

They Have Reached Missouri

Mike and Petra called about 10 minutes ago. They have just stepped foot into Missouri!
Doing great Mike and Petra!
Check their progress at:
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mike and Petra's First Camel Ride

Before Mike and Petra reached my home in Hesston, they stayed a day in Hutchinson Kansas visiting our sister and before getting to Hutchinson they stayed in Nickerson, Kansas at Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm and Country Inn.
Here's what they did!! LOL! Have you ever done this?

Remember you can follow their journey and see their pictures at Walking East
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

They Have Made It to Kansas-May 5th


Their arrival in Hesston Kansas

Raining


Mike and I
Petra and I

First off, sorry for the absence from here although here is an update.
Mike and Petra of WALKING EAST traveling from California to Jerusalem have made it to Kansas. They first stopped in Lyons(my daughter Renee lives there), 35 miles later stopped in Hutchinson, visiting with our sister Edie, then 35 miles here to Hesston to visit and spend the night with me. Definitely too short we hadn't seen one another since our mother died in 2001. My brother and I have never been really close although this visit I felt a closeness to him that I had never felt. Him being the oldest child, there is 15 years difference between us. I felt I finally got to know him, it was great!! Met his wife Petra for the first time. I love her, she's a fine German woman and funny.
On their way in (in the rain)the Hesston newspaper stopped and wanted to interview them which later they called Mike and did a phone interview.


TIME TO GO

Dan dropped them off on a back road, double checking the map before hitting the road

Thanks for stopping by Mike and Petra

follow this journey at WALKING EAST--California to Jerusalem

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Brother Met Mike and Petra in Flagstaff




Remember you can get more details on this walk from Mike himself at WALKING EAST


Our brother Marty drove down to Flagstaff in his RV(from Illinios) and waited for Mike and Petra to arrive. Feb 24th, even with the long walks of the past few days, theywere still too far from Albuquerque that day. They have to be there on 13 March. So in the past few days Marty has drove them forward 87 miles. Along the way they visited the Meteor Crator and walked 16+ miles today. Tonight tonight(Feb 24) they are in Holbrook, Arizona. It looks like they will drive only a few more miles before continuing the rest of the way on foot.



Feb 28th: They walked into their third state last night, New Mexico. Everything continues to be so different with every few miles. What a beautiful exit-entrance to-from Arizona. Beautiful cliffs at the west end of New Mexico.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Barstow--Feb. 6th


Mike and Petra are facing 160 miles of desert now. What will they do?
Petra found a toy buggy, proves to be a very useful tool for right now!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Felt The Pacific For The Last Time For Awhile


Mike and Petra walked 18.4 miles today. They walked along the Pacific for the last time today after walking around 6 miles along the beach. Surely they will miss it. They ran into a little drizzle today.
This is a map of the planned walk. Should take approximately 9 months. The route once reached south of Chicago will depend on which freighter they can take to Europe.




Planning a boat to Lisbon, Mike and Petra will return to Santiago and Finisterra for a reunion of sorts. Then walk the Camino de Santiago against the 2010 Holy Year flow and move on across southern Europe to Rome, unless they decide to walk the Dalmation Coast instead.


If you see them along the way stop and say hello! Remember you can follow their walk at Walking East


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN


Good luck Mike and Petra, the day has come to start your journey! See you here in Kansas when you get here(in May). Be safe.
Hey if you see this flag on a backpack it's Mike and Petra, stop and say hello! I'm sure they will share their story with you. If you want you could even join them for a walk for a day, a week, a month, how ever long you wish. I myself may walk with them for awhile!
Follow their journey,
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