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May 1, 2015 – Continued interest in Walk

May 1, 2015 – Continued interest in Walk

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While we visited with Barney in Long Beach, we met several people that took interest in the (now completed) walk.

Dr. Ralph Ernest, who is 85 years old, was very interested. He is a walker himself, which has contributed to his good health.

After departing from Long Beach (much later in the day), we stopped for lunch and met Ann and Carolyn, who asked if this is the beginning or end of the walk. They said “We are proud of you!”

Also Marie & Gary Trammell expressed their interest and support.

One last picture of Dr. Barney and Pastor “Chick” together – and the cross that Barney gave him.

April 30th, May 1st, 2015 – Visiting Dr. Barney Musselman

April 30th, May 1st, 2015 – Visiting Dr. Barney Musselman

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After the walk, we drove to Long Beach, California, where Barney Musselman put us up.

While there, we met Jerry, who is a homeless man. He has a very organized cart that he pushes around, prepared to collect trash and recyclable items.

In between chiropractic appointments, Dr. Barney Musselman worked on Pastor “Chick”‘s legs. It was very painful, as the muscles were very tight and knotted. But, today, he walks much more normal. Thank, Dr. Barney, for the treatment.

Before we left Long Beach, we had a super breakfast at Mi Casa.

Day #233 – Regina presents gifts to Pastor “Chick” McGill

Day #233 – Regina McGrath presents signed cross to Pastor “Chick” beside the ocean. She also gives him a California soup bowl.

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Day #233 – Into the Ocean

Day #233 – Into the Ocean

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Pastor “Chick” stops to hug and kiss his wife, Barbara, then runs into the ocean and back out!

The coast to coast walk is now completed!

Pastor “Chick” stands the American flag in the sand. A crowd gathers around as Pastor “Chick” gives a speech, reads from the Holy Bible, and gives the final prayer for this national prayer walk.

Day #233 – Proceeding to Ocean-side

Day #233 – Proceeding to Ocean-side

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Freedom Walker and those that greeted him proceeded to the ocean-side. On the way, Pastor “Chick” had an encounter with Elmo.

Day #233 – More Friends Welcoming to Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – More Friends Welcoming to Santa Monica Pier

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Tressy, who became very excited, when she first met Pastor “Chick” along the road, was still very excited!

With Tressy came her friends, James, Lee, and Gary. Pictured with them is Bill White, who asked what he walked for. He said “That’s a heck of an effort!”

Regina and Dan McGrath have been supporters since they met Freedom Walker on the road. Dan wanted to be at the Pier, but could not. Regina drove many hours to reach there.

A group, including some that just met Pastor “Chick”, stood with him at the end of Route 66 sign.

A woman who just met us asked if she could hold the flag.

Day #233 – Jody Mueller Joins the Walk

Day #233 – Jody Mueller Joins the Walk

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Jody Mueller, from Idyllwild, California, joined us for the second half of the walk, as we walked into Santa Monica and to Santa Monica Pier!

Day #233 – Danny Jenkins and friends met him at Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – Danny Jenkins and friends met him at Santa Monica Pier

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Danny Jenkins said “I am the one that has been posting you all over Facebook!” and hugged Pastor “Chick”.

Danny met Jason a couple days ago and told him about Pastor “Chick”‘s walk. He took off work to come meet him at the Pier!

Along with Danny also came his friends, Kerstin and Detlef, to meet Pastor “Chick”.

Day #233 – ABC Videographer Waited for him at Santa Monica Pier

Day #233 – ABC Videographer from ABC 7 was waiting at the pier as Freedom Walker arrived.

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On Day #233 the TransAmericanCrosswalk2014 was completed!

On Day #233 the TransAmericanCrosswalk2014 was completed!

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Pastor “Chick” McGill arrived at Santa Monica Pier just before noon on April 29, 2015. This trek took one year and six calendar days, 233 walk days, and covered 3,242 miles.

Pics and videos will be coming, but below are just a few from this day.

We had the joy of two walkers joining us – first Barney Musselman from Long Beach – and second Jody Mueller from Idyllwild.

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