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This Land is Your Land

On the first day, this trip felt like it would last a lifetime. We departed the Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise, to start our journey. Walking the first 20 miles to the south side of San Francisco was an adventure … Continue reading

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From California to New York Island

We touched the Atlantic Ocean today at Coney Island on September 12th, 2015 at 2:49 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Thanks everyone for your support. We’ll write our last full post in a few days. Time for the champagne!

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The Walkers Take Manhattan (and Brooklyn) – Sep 9, 10 & 11

Exactly five months after our starting day, we crossed the George Washington Bridge into New York City. The views of the city were amazing and made us really feel like we were almost done. We took one peak over our … Continue reading

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America, We <3 Cars – Sep 6, 7 & 8

The bush near our tent had shaded us from the lights outside the motel, so we slept fairly sound. As we were packing up, we realized that because of the towns we’d be in, this would probably be our last … Continue reading

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Urban Camping – September 3, 4 & 5

Rodney had taken us in and let us sleep in his spare room the night before. He drove us back to the laundromat where he’d picked us up Wednesday. On the drive, we reflected on the journey so far, and … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods – Aug 31, Sept 1 & 2

We crawled out of bed early, well, at about 7am. Waking up in the woods is exciting, we could hear the birds chirping and the bugs chittering, but we couldn’t sleep in. Tim’s cousin had arranged for us to have … Continue reading

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The Road – August 28, 29 & 30

We left our tiny motel room in Breezewood excited for the day ahead. We’d get to do some real “urban exploring” by walking on the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike (legally, too!). This was a 10-mile stretch we’d never forget. The first … Continue reading

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Eastward – August 24, 25, 26 & 27

We started the day at the Giant Eagle grocery store about 3 miles from Evan and Sumi’s apartment. They dropped us off just past the difficult roadway interchanges and we hugged goodbye. We bought a couple bananas and some granola … Continue reading

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Weekend in Pittsburgh – August 21, 22 & 23

Thursday evening, our original host and backup host in Sewickley (about 15 miles NW of Pittsburgh) fell through, so we got a lift into Pittsburgh a night early, which allowed us to spend more time in the city. Thursday night … Continue reading

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Ohio Means Nice People – Aug 17, 18, 19 & 20

We crawled out of the insanely comfortable bed at James’ house and headed out the door as early as we could convince ourselves to (so, about 830 ish). We expected the day to be a fairly uneventful one. We had … Continue reading

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