Day 36 – Leaving On A Jet Plane

Day 36 – Leaving On A Jet Plane

Jen’s visit was short and sweet. She headed back to San Diego today to finish the last four weeks on the boat.

2 Legs

Jen decided before she left she wanted to experience some of my walking. She ended up walking two legs today and completed 20 miles before she was whisked away to St. Louis to get her flight. Jen’s legs are about half the length of mine but still managed to keep up. I think I might be getting slower! Anyway she did incredibly well. She is used to being on her feet as she worked as a nurse in St. Thomas’ Hospital in London and being a stewardess on super boats. But even so this is a tough task. No whinging, in fact more apologising for holding me back. It was great to just walk and talk about things and really spend time catching up before she left. I have just had an e-mail from her saying she is a little sore from the walk but is now in Phoenix and will be home tonight. The only person who has walked further than Jen with me in one day is Sir Michael Field, but he is a pro fitness instructor and only beat her by two small miles.


Newburg is an amazing little town. It was built as a stopping point for the St. Louis to San Francisco train line (the Frisco). The welcome I got was quite amazing. People knew who I was and were wanting to know about the walk. The fact my dad had driven through 5 minutes before me had nothing to do with it I am sure. A great little town with some brilliant characters. We have stopped for the night under a bridge that leaves Newburg by a small river. Quite relaxing and I am sure it will look amazing in the morning.

State Park

As I left Newburg I entered deeper into Fort Leonard Wood. It is great to be leaving the Interstate service road, but along with that comes all the flying bugs and mozzies! A bit of a pain. Aside from that there are some amazing plains, One which was very reminiscent of the glade ambush scene in ‘Last Of The Mohicans’. Tomorrow I will tackle a road that is called the ‘Trail of Tears’ I can’t wait.

Nic Tindell

I was amazed to get an e-mail from Nic Tindall, one of the guys sitting behind me at the St. Louis Cardinals game. He is apparently addicted to the blog. I find it amazing that people are getting hooked on my travels. So a big hello to Nic and his family and especially his tiny baby, who he is already taking to the ball games to make sure she is a Cardinals fan through and through. Thanks Nic, and please keep reading, spreading the word and maybe my biggest following will be from St. Louis.


Jon Beeby
  • Jen James
    Posted at 05:42h, 06 June

    Walking up the steps to the boat was a little painfull but all in all feeling ok! (im lying compleatly – im in bloody agony!!) My little legs are too small for this walking 17 minute mile stuff! xxx

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 07:14h, 06 June

    Well done Jen I know what it is like to keep with a man with long legs – Jon’s dad is 6’5″. Vanessa(mum)x

  • vickywilkins
    Posted at 10:57h, 06 June

    Beebs – I didnt enjoy the day after I walked poor Jen walking that far!! Keep up the amazing work. P.s you are look skinny think you should drink some more of those 500 calorie things!

  • Thedudemoe
    Posted at 13:44h, 06 June

    Maybe you  are a wee bit sore due to having time off  and stiffening up?
    Did you get the arnica tablets from your Dad and have you been taking one a day?
    Hey what’s this plug for the movie but no mention of the Colonel?
    Good to see you and Jen to-gether again.
    Finally heard from Alice – I was getting worried about the silence.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:50h, 06 June

    Hello mate! Loving the blogs, glad Jen got out there to give you some peace of mind and a break from it all! 

    Missing you guys! hope H and Ali are keeping you on track and of course Papa Beebs.

    Keep up the amazing work dude 1 step at a time.

    Hopefully catch you in L.A!

  • Hannah Mjs
    Posted at 21:33h, 07 June

    Good work little Jenny Wren…but mainly good work Beebs, have been thinking of you, don’t get too skinny! x x

    • Hannah Mjs
      Posted at 21:39h, 07 June

      Not mainly- also. You are  both doing amazingly. x x x

  • Jen James
    Posted at 04:18h, 10 June

    Spanny – well ive found the new diet! Walk across america! Dont worry he is under stricked instrictions to put it all back on before I see him again in November ! xx