The Loneliest Road in America
This is now the second week of Crossroads! It actually feels like we have been together for a month already. That’s not a bad thing, but in this case time doesn’t always fly when having fun. This journey has been a blast so far! It’s been incredibly exhausting though. By the end of our shifts, everyone walks back into the RV pretty much dead after walking at least 30 miles.
Right now we are in Reno (my hometown!) relaxing until we have to speak at the Saturday vigil Masses. We ended our walk before the weekend, just passing Eureka, NV. We had to drive about 4 hours back to Reno for the weekend events. The awesome part of that drive was seeing all of the miles that were covered while WALKING on Hwy 50 this past week. Nevada is not the most exciting state to walk through, that’s for sure. One of the sacrifices that we have to offer up is the whole not having a bathroom thing. It seemed like the whole time walking through the desert we were looking for decent ditches and welcoming bushes.
It’s only been a couple of weeks but a few of us are already unable to walk due to injuries, so getting the miles in per shift is starting to get really tough. Not only is this walk physically challenging but spiritually as well. While walking, I don’t feel like it’s only my fellow walker and I, but a whole army of angels and saints behind us. It’s pretty motivating knowing that all of heaven is on our side!
I have to go now, but I just want to say thank you to everyone that has supported us in any way!
Sincerely in Christ,
Central Walk 2011