Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's New?

Where are they? I just spoke to Luke (October 7, 2009 -- Wednesday morning) and they’re finishing the C&O Trail today. As of this writing they were at Mile Marker 5 and there are 40 MPH gusts that are pelting black walnuts down on them like mortar shells. Ah, Nature!

Once they leave DC they’ll be picking up 450 towards Baltimore and catching The Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis (WB&A) Trail. There’s a great article and some maps here.

Tonight they will be staying in Alexandria, VA with friends Lorraine and Mike and their Boston Terrier, Sluggo, who is a 2 year survivor of salivary gland cancer. (Way to go, Sluggo!) Lorraine has been following The Boys’ progress since they left Texas.

The plan is to reach Philadelphia by Thanksgiving and New York City by the Holidays.

They’re running a little behind schedule so they’ll be limiting the number of events they’ll be doing before they get to Philadelphia. However, once there, if you’d like to do an event with them or know of upcoming events and would like to invite them, please contact Ginger at:

Planning Ahead – Luke has had many productive meetings while in the DC area, making plans for the venture forward, for the events in Boston and beyond. He’s putting a Planning Committee together for Boston and would like to know if anyone has a couple of hours a week to dedicate to helping. Of course, Boston is still a work in progress and seems like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. You need not be in the Boston area to help plan and coordinate events, contact people, etc. Again, please contact Ginger if you can help.

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