07 Jun Day 37 – I’m Walking
I love using song titles for my blog. The lyrics in the songs usually describes my day better than the title. In fact today this isn’t the case but I love this old Rock n’ Roll song. I have to apologise I have been trying to load the photos for today for nearly 30 mins. it is taking ages. Must be in a bad place for signal. I will upload tomorrow at some point.
So today was dad’s last full day with me. He leaves after leg one tomorrow and is heading back up to Lincoln and then following Route 66 back to Chicago. It has been amazing having him. Ali was saying it is funny how similar we are. I obviously never notice this but great that things like that are noticed. Dad walked about 4-5 miles with me first thing this morning. We discussed things that were to do with when I finish the walk. Great to be thinking of things like this as it really is food for thought. He also took some great photos of me, which is obviously very easy! but also of the surrounding scenery. I will upload them very soon and you can see the difference between that and my photography.
Not only did Dad walk with me today but the rest of the support team got their gear on and came for a walk on different legs. After submerging themselves into the American culture of Big Mac’s and milkshakes they could do with a walk! I am sure they will love me for telling everyone that. Helen walked 9.5 miles with me and Ali walked part of the last leg, a really tough 8 miles!! It is great to talk to them about different things as it breaks the day up quite nicely. When I was walking with Helen the condition of the roads took a turn for the worse. Photos will be up tomorrow and you will see what I mean.
Dad took me out for the last supper. We both had steak at Applebee’s and we had a great server called Kelsey. She was lovely. We spoke about Old Route 66 and the surrounding area of Lebanon. She even gave me a free Oreo milkshake. Honestly the service in this country is so good. I wish we had an tiny amount of the quality that they have over here. So thank you Kelsey for making my last dinner with my Dad an enjoyable one. I hope you enjoy reading the post and you have a read of some of the other ones. Photos will be up tomorrow I promise.