Walking East Journal


Sep 2010 24

End of Part 1 of the Walking East Journal

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This is the last entry in this part of the Walking East Journal. I have renamed it Part 1: California to Arles. From now on you will be directed to Part 2: Arles to Jerusalem whenever you go to WalkingEast.com. This new page has working comments so you can once again leave your comments as you did in the past before they broke here.
 
If you added this part to your favorites and display the page that way, you will still come here. To go to the new page, click here or just enter WalkingEast.com on the address line. Then you can add the new page to your favorites if you like.
 
You can always switch between the two pages now with the links on the top of the right column on either page.

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Sep 2010 10

We’re about to continue walking

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After stopping more than three months ago, we will soon be back walking from Arles forward in the direction of Jerusalem. We have rested and are ready to move again.
 
We stopped to digest what had been happening. We had fallen into many habits and ways of doing things that were draining our excitement. It was time to look at what we were doing and how to revitalize the walk. …or to stop it.
 
We mulled over many logical scenarios as we sat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California a month. We came to realize that we have to change our way of doing things if we want to continue walking.
 
In the end, excitement won the debate over whether to stay or continue walking. We were more excited about returning to the walk than looking for a place to stay and something to do here.
 
So now we will walk more relaxed with more emphasis on walking east easily than worrying so much on how far we go in a day and where we will stay. And when we feel like walking for an hour, a day, or days down separate roads as we each want to see or experience something different, we will do it. Our relationship will flourish as a result. And we will shed the cart to open many foot paths we cannot use with it. Besides the cart is too big for the roads of Europe anyway.
 
Enthusiasm has won out over logic. Logic was not working; we stood at a stalemate for many weeks. With the measuring stick of excitement and enthusiasm, the pilgrimage won hands down. We are ready to walk a new walk concentrating on each step, not where to stay at night or where we are going ultimately.
 
The spirit is with us. Ultrea!

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Sep 2010 03

Money followup

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I have been reading past posts here to remember things more than a year and a half ago. I have to follow up on a 12 November 2008 post. We had found $2.69 on the road as of that time as we did our preliminary walking. We projected finding around $68 as we crossed the US. In fact, we found $58.06 along the way to New York. But the interesting thing is that we found only one 2-cent coin in Europe. What is that telling us?

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