Tennessee // Week 12 // The 4th of July and a baby was born!!!!!!!

Day 78 // Centerburg to Westerville // 21 miles // total miles 663

Day 79 // On Day 79 I was invited to stay with a friend of a friend of a friend. When I arrived at their gated community I was greeted with a bottle of white wine and a swimming pool! They were such an amazing family, who, after I had traveled some heavy mile days could not have come at a better time! They could not have been more open hearted and generous. Check out their awesome business // http://www.simonsaysstamp.com

Day 80 // July 4th!! Walked in a parade in Columbus, Ohio!!

Day 81 // Day 82 // Day 83 - comedianing around Columbus

Day 84 // Got the phone call I’ve been waiting on, my sister went into labor and I hopped in a car to head to Nashville to meet my new nephew. Fastest miles I’ve traveled in 3 months!!

It’s too hard to say if there’s one overarching — or, like, one surprise moment that really sticks out to me.  But, um, I, one that I can, one surprise I can think of off the top of my head is when I walked in June, and it was like 95 degrees outside.  I was in Ohio.  And I was on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, pushing this cart up these crazy hills.  And I walked 28 miles.  And it was just the hardest day ever.  And the next day I was going to this small town.  I’m like, “Who am I gonna know?  How am I gonna find a place to stay in this small town?”  And... When I put it into my Facebook, ‘cause I do a lotSo, um, I went on this, you know, crazy hard walk.  28 miles.  I didn’t know where I was gonna stay in this small town.  And so I put it into Facebook, which is what I do.  Um.  And it turns out one of my really good friends, Melissa, is from this small town.  And she sets me up with a friend of hers, and they were really awesome.  It w-, they were great. But the next day after that, they told me about some friends.  Um, it was like, “You have to go stay at this house.  You have to.” And I realize now that this story isn’t as exciting as it seemed at the moment.                  But... I just went to this awesomely beautiful home, and, um, when I got there, they like, were like, “Come, take a shower in our l-, master bathroom.” And I was in this huge shower with, like, all these jets.  And they gave me a bottle of white wine, so it was just — I had this bottle of white wine in this amazing shower.  Like, in this home after, [of] just having the, the hardest day, you know, that I'd had so far and then all of a sudden, I’m on this house overlooking a lake, you know, swimming in this pool. Just like “W-, what, when did this happen o-...” It was a — just moments like that, that happened over and over again.  And they ended up, um, when I left their house, they put a little card in my cart, and when I opened it up, there was 300 bucks inside.                                   Yeah.  It was awesome.