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Day #233 – And still more interest – approaching Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – And still more interest – approaching Santa Monica Pier

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One woman who stopped on the sidewalk said “I saw you online – congrats! Wow – coast to coast! Whew!

Jane asked “Are you done or just getting started?” After she heard the answer she said “Amazing! Good for you! Congratulations! I am going to your website to check it out!”

Another said “I’m so excited and proud of you!”

And another “Thank you for what you’re doing! Everyone needs to share their views and beliefs.”

Day #233 – More Interest – Approaching Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – More Interest – Approaching Santa Monica Pier

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Two women we met on the sidewalk said “Thank you for your service!”
Sam, who was in a wheelchair, also said “Thank you for your service!”

A man in a white shirt and tie said “Good job! I heard you on the news this morning. You’re almost done!”

Ken said “Keep it up! When he asked what the purpose is, he said “Cool! Cool!”

Kat has many health problems, so she is glad that Freedom Walker, at his age, is able to walk!

Day #233 – Interest as Approaching Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – Interest Approaching Santa Monica Pier

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As we approached Santa Monica Pier, a variety of people interacted.

Cameron said “Good luck with your cause, God bless you!”

John said “God bless you! God bless you!”

Frank, an ex-Marine, said “Keep up the good work! Walking coast to coast is an amazing feat.”

An Iraq veteran stopped his car to learn about the walk.

Christopher said “Very, very cool! Walking coast to coast – you’re almost there!”

Day #233 – Pastor “Chick’s” speech and final prayer concluding national prayer walk

Day #233 – Pastor “Chick” gives speech and final prayer concluding TransAmerican Crosswalk 2014 at Santa Monica Pier, CA

Day #233 – Video of first half of the final walk day – with Barney Musselman

Day #233 – Video of first half of the final walk day – with Barney Musselman

Day #233 – Freedom Walker Finishes his Coast 2 Coast National Prayer Walk at Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – Freedom Walker Finishes his Coast 2 Coast National Prayer Walk at Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – Departing from Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – Departing from Santa Monica Pier

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As we departed, some men took interest in the walk.

When we ate lunch, Jenny and Bill expressed their interest in the walk – though now completed.

Day #233 – More Interest by the Ocean

Day #233 – More Interest by the Ocean

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J. Fernando Panchez expressed his appreciation for the flag of America. He said that America saved him and God wants him to walk from the west coast to the east coast sharing his testimony. He said “Keep doing God’s work!”

We also met Cam, My, Bal, and Ann. Since they understood little English, Pastor “Chick” wrote in the sand to tell them the number of days – and miles – that he walked.

Day #233 – Visit to Beverly Hills City Hall

Day #233 – Visit to Beverly Hills City Hall

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Barney took us through the Beverly Hills City Hall, where we met with City Clerk Byron Pope. Byron was interested and supportive of our walk and gave Freedom Walker a city pin of Beverly Hills.

While there we saw a unique map of the United States. Each state is represented by its licence plate.

Day #233 – New Photographer / videographer for the day

Day #233 – New Photographer / videographer for the day

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Since we had two vehicles, and could park one at the starting point and one at a break-point, I was able to walk today most of the distance. Barney Musselman took this opportunity to be photographer/videographer and to get pictures of Pastor and I walking together. Most of his work was video, so please watch the video when it is posted.

When the time came that Barney had to return to Long Beach, we took a break. He left Pastor with some gifts – including a cap, some delicious oranges, a cross, natural soap, toothpaste, and shampoo.

Thank you, Barney, for joining us and sharing part of this last day with us!

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