IN MEMORY OF ROBERT FORDIE WILLIAMS
I have decided to post one more time before I get back to the road in 10 days time. This is just another chapter in my adventure across America. I am back in Virginia with the family. The funeral over and North Carolina behind me, the thought of miles adding up had me wondering…how many miles have I traveled in the past year. From Utah to Houston to Costa Rica, Panama City to Granada Nicaragua. Costa Rica back to Utah all traveled along side Tim. A plane flight to Virginia, up to DC for the Inauguration where I stayed with Rory and visited Justin and Mike. From there I took off to Troy New York via bus to visit Steph and Laura, not to forget Jenn and Josh. A bus ride back down through Albany, NYC, DC, to Virgina then a bike ride through Virginia down to Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock…Fayetteville AR. Arriving in Medicine Lodge KS, 86 miles south west of Wichita then back through where I previously traveled in KS to Wichita catching a flight to Charlotte NC where I awaited a car ride to Rockingham NC, then back to Virginia. Ten days time I will be in a looking out the plane on my way to North Carolina revisiting the path I took via bicycle.
When I am reacquainted with my bike in KS my parents will give me the boot. I will continue on to SLC through Colorado fishing fresh trout out of the Rocky Mountain streams. Then it’s only a hop, skip and a jump over to San Francisco through Yosemite National Park then to the Oregon coast up to Washington with a train ride back down to SLC in late Aug. I will have been traveling non stop for the past 6 months. With that said, by the time I finish the last previous year of my life I will have traveled roughly 12,000 miles, no joke. I want to throw a shout-out to my grandfather, Papa…RIP…I love you. And to those on my fathers side while death is in the air, RIP Joel and Scott (grandfather and brother), Chelsea (childhood friend), and JD’s little brother Brady. My Papa said in his memory journal: When you have done all you can do; let God take over where you’ve left off.
I leave you with photos of my last few days and with those who I owe my life to…
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