Moving foward

We have had a wonderful time here in New York and thank our friend Anna so much for allowing us to stay with her in Brooklyn. New York has been a wonderful part of our walk, a crown on what has been a royal pilgrimage walk across the continent.
Saturday we finished that walk with the last nine miles from Anna’s to the Atlantic at Coney Island where Petra burned the two pair of pants and some socks she wore out on the almost 11-month walk. As we returned to Anna’s on the subway, we got off at the Atlantic-Pacific Station, ending our trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Now we are about to begin the next step. We fly to Lisbon, Portugal tomorrow evening. We have yet to decide whether we begin walking immediately or take some time off first. We’ll do that in the next few days.
You may hear little from us in the next few days, or even weeks. But we are here getting ready for our next steps to Jerusalem. We just may need to take off some times to reflect on what we have already accomplished.


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    we are made to persist. that’s how we find out who we are.
    tobias wolff

    Comment by jim d. — Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 12:02 am

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    Congratulations to the both of you for completing the first half of your journey!! WELL DONE!!! My hats off to the both of you!
    Love you guys!

    Comment by Marcia G — Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

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    CONGRATS!!! on completing the first part of your journey!! thank you for sharing your cross country experience with us. good luck on your travels to jerusalem. we look forward to hearing from you once you’re back on the foot path.
    love and hugs….

    Comment by kathy and Heather — Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

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    I just discovered your page tonight while dreaming of my time a few years back on the Camino de Santiago. How wonderful to find that you finished your trip across the continent. I am inspired! I live in California and have fantasized about walking across America. May the rest of your journey be blessed. You are both wonderful! I look forward to following your progress to Jerusalem.

    Comment by Nicole — Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

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    Congatulatoins on your brave journey.
    I will tell of your journey,across the country un accousted when ever some one starts telling me that our country is full of hoodlums and thieves.
    Give a shout if your ever in this area again,we have remodeled the spare bedroom w/new carpet and new bed,since your visit.

    Comment by Bill and Jeanette Williams — Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 11:17 am

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