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Day #177 – 2 Walkers Joined Pastor Chick through Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – 2 Walkers Joined Pastor Chick through Gallup, New Mexico

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Michelle Kellywood saw him walking, parked, ran across the street, and asked if she could walk with him a ways.

When she was ready to return to her car, a man approached also wanting to walk with him for a ways.

The blessing of these two walkers made this difficult walk much more endurable.

Day #177 – A few of the veterans appreciating the walk

Day #177 – A few of the veterans appreciating the walk

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During the time veterans were given opportunity to speak, Emilio Barriga stood up and expressed his appreciation for the walk. He stated that he had seen Pastor Chick walking, carrying the flag, when he was on the way to the VA in Albuquerque. His first thought was that he was a crazy old man. When he thought about it and realized what Pastor Chick is doing, a strong desire to be with him took hold of him. So, this morning when he came to this veterans meeting, heard Pastor Chick speak, and had opportunity to talk to him face to face, he was really blessed.

Veteran Raymond James came up to Pastor Chick, as he was leaving and said “I want you to have this” as he gave him a ‘safety pin flag’. He wants to know when Pastor Chick reaches Santa Monica!

Phillip Ramirez took many pictures at the meeting, which he said he will be posting on their veteran Facebook page.

There were others who spoke their appreciation and support that I do not have individual pictures of.

Day #177 – Veterans Meeting in Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – Veterans Meeting in Gallup, New Mexico

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Arriving at the Veterans Meeting, we met David Cuellar, who had invited us and bought us breakfast. Pastor Chick spoke and David and the group appreciated what he said.

He also was given a sticker to put on his vehicles “I Served Vietnam”.

Day #177 – Early Morning Snow Pics in Gallup, New Mexico

Day #177 – Early Morning Snow Pics in Gallup, New Mexico

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We woke up to find several inches of snow on the ground this morning. We did not find any ice, so decided it was probably walk-able and drive-able. So, we proceeded to the site to begin the walk for the day.

Day #176 – Walking to Edge of Gallup, New Mexico

Day #176 – Walking to Edge of Gallup, New Mexico

Day #176 – Scenery en route to Gallup, New Mexico

Day #176 – Scenery en route to Gallup, New Mexico

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Day #176 – People interested in walk on the way to Gallup, New Mexico

Day #176 – People interested in walk on the way to Gallup, New Mexico

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Cross-Country Flagman met a group of people from Kansas, whose car had broken down. They took cards to look up more information about this walk.

Curly is a veteran one year younger than Pastor Chick. He was glad to hear about the walk.

Leeah Edwards drove up and asked if she could take pictures to put on her blog!

During lunch, we met the Williams family. They saw the shirt with “WalkingCoast2Coast.com on it and asked what that meant. After learning about this walk, they wished us safety, saying “God bless you!”

While I did some shopping at Walmart, Cross-Country Flagman sat down to rest and met Blake, who is about the same age, who also took some interest in the walk.

Day #175 – Walking past the Continental Divide, Continuing West

Day #175 – Walking past the Continental Divide, Continuing West

Day #175 Flag Repair

Day #175 Flag Repair

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Today, as the wind velocity increased later in the day, Freedom Walker inspected the flag and found that it needed some repair.

After his walking was completed, we drove to Navajo Spirit Fashion House who also does alterations.

We met the owner Carl, seamstress Elizabeth, and receptionist Cami, all who were interested in and appreciated our walk.

They did a great job repairing the flag, and also did some other alteration work for a discounted price.

Day #175 Crossing the Continental Divide

Day #175 Crossing the Continental Divide

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