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On a bus from Mancester NH to Uncasville CT.

on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 23:21

Hi. While on the bus traveling from Mancester NH to Uncasville CT last night I listened to a pod cast of This American Life. The episode was called 'Hit The Road'. Fitting. It's the story of  Andrew Forstophle. He's 23 years old and is walking across the country from Philadelphia to the West Coast. He planned as little as possible. Someone would put him up for the night. Or he slept outside. People cooked for him. And he carried PBJ sandwiches and jerky. He had no phone. His policy was to take no rides. He carried maps and some camping gear. He also carried a camera, recorder and a Mandolin. He had a sign that read 'Walking To Listen'. Sort of like reading a book with his feet. He interviewed people he came across. Asking the same question: "What advice would you give yourself as a 23 year old?" Interesting question. I would say: While you have it use it. Your strength and agility. I would tell myself to slow down and to enjoy life. Until next time.

Thanks for reading. God Bless,