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Greetings from Taylor, TX, after a baby walk today, Distance between towns kept me short. State of Texas should really look at that to accommodate its intrastate walkers! Left Hutto, got to Taylor, really curvy road, as you can see here! Interesting however, and it was nice to get away from development after development, house after house, and was finally in the country, farm land!

This is different, this is very different from the urban walking that I’m used to! And this is different from mountain hikes I so enjoy. Reminds me of a morning walk I took in Eastern Colorado a year or so ago… walked south out of the hotel, about 4 miles down a country road, u-turn, 4 miles back, straight line, not a dwelling in sight, but I did see a gorgeous sunrise, pictures to prove it!

Adrenaline from weekend is slowly subsiding, but I’m completely energized by this whole thing… I love how it began and am just going to let the momentum take it where it will.

But adrenaline does eventually catch up, and I find myself quite tired. And tomorrow is the first “big” day of the walk… leaving early so as to avoid the heat. I think today was the hottest day of 2019, but tomorrow it is supposed to cool down to a much more comfortable 95. Body doing well. Mind too


Day started off with an old live Supertramp album, music from my teens, and Dreamer was first song, and I listened to it several times over the 8 little miles I walked today. I quote…

Take a dream on a Sunday
Take a life, take a holiday
Take a lie, take a dreamer
Dream, dream, … dream along

Actually listened to the live version, off Alive in America… rather appropriate. And yes, I’ve always been a dreamer. I like it that way. It doesn’t hurt anyone, it doesn’t cost anything, and it’s kept me happy for many years, so dream along.


Spent a few minutes watching the combines harvest the feed corn, thought about what my mother, my dear lovely mother, who reminded us quite often,,, as ye sow, so shall ye reap. About 25 years ago she made me a framed cross-stitch ‘tableau’ with the verse as the header, and little cross stitch depictions of animals, and houses, and plants and flowers. It is now safely packed in my container, but it hung in my home office for many years. As ye sow, so shall ye reap…

I might leave this one alone for right now… I’m pretty exhausted, and it’s way too important a topic. Think about it in the meantime.