Archive | December 2014

Day #157 – Freedom-talking, Prayer-walking, Cross-country Flagman walks towards Cline’s Corner.

Day #157 – Freedom-talking, Prayer-walking, Cross-country Flagman walks towards Cline’s Corner.

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Day #157 – Towards Cline’s Corner

Day #157 – Towards Cline’s Corner

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This morning it was not snowing and we found that the roads in Santa Rosa were pretty clear. Since it was bitterly cold (6 degrees F) we opted to wait til mid-morning to drive to the walk site and start the walk.

We found that I-40 was clear, but the frontage road was not. – it was covered with snow though it could be driven on easily enough. A snow plow cleared it before the walk started, which helped keep his feet warm and dry.

After 13.5 miles he stopped – with droplets of moisture frozen on his mustache!

We had interest in the walk taken by two – one from yesterday and one on the road today.

Day #156 Live Interview with KSSR 95.9 Radio in Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 Live Interview with KSSR 95.9 Radio in Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 Cross-Country Flagman Walks through Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 Cross-Country Flagman Walks through Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 Interests

Day #156 Interests

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After entering Joseph’s Restaurant, more than one person asked if he is really walking coast to coast – and in this winter weather!

Yuri communicated his interest as Pastor Chick left Joseph’s Restaurant to finish his walk for the day.

When he returned to eat, a couple of travelers were encouraged by learning about this walk.

As Pastor Chick approached I-40, where he stopped walking today, he met Jim, whom he had previously met in the laundromat. Jim stopped to visit and encourage Pastor Chick.

Day #156 Visit with Santa Rosa Mayor Joseph Campos

Day #156 Visit with Santa Rosa Mayor Joseph Campos

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Pastor Chick McGill walked through Santa Rosa and took a break at Joseph’s Restaurant. He met with Mayor Joseph Campos, who also owns this restaurant, and presented him with a memento of this historic walk.

After Pastor Chick finished his walk for the day, he returned to Joseph’s Restaurant for lunch, which Mayor Campos provided free of charge.

Thank you, Mayor Campos, for the delicious meal and for your blessing upon this walk.

Day #156 New Media Interest in Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 News Media Interest in Santa Rosa, NM

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Just after entering Santa Rosa, Michael with The Communicator (newspaper) found Pastor Chick, took pictures, and interviewed him.

Treshunna Gonzales, with Santa Rosa Radio KSSR 95.9, interviewed Pastor Chick, and broadcast this interview at least a couple of times today

Day #156 – Walking through Santa Rosa, NM

Day #156 – Walking through Santa Rosa, NM

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This morning began with bright sunny skies and little wind, but a cold temperature. After walking close to 7.5 miles, Freedom-talking, Prayer-walking, Cross-country Flagman arrived in Santa Rosa.

Day #155 Walking in Snow

Day #155 Walking in Snow

Day #155 Snowy Day

Day #155 Snowy Day

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This morning, as we drove to the site to start the walk, we entered snowy weather and found snow already on the road. At the walk site, it was like a blizzard – cloudy, a little foggy, and blowing snow! The wind was at his back and he started out on his trek.

After about 3 miles, the snow stopped; and halfway through his walk the roads were clear of snow. He told me walking in the snow with the wind at his back is more pleasant than walking in the sunshine with the cold wind in his face.

Pictured below are two varieties of snow-covered cacti seen beside I-40.

Down the road, after leaving the snowy weather, a couple, Josh and Kayla, from Garden City, Kansas, saw him, turned around on the interstate, and returned to talk. They expressed their support and said “This is awesome!”

The walk for today ended after 15.5 miles. Since very cold weather is in the forecast, we decided to purchase another electric heater for our motor home. We found one at Santa Rosa Lumber Hardware store, where much interest in this walk was shown.

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