Tuesday, April 1, 2014

comming home, regrouping

I cannot keep walking route 20. There are miles of twist in road with no shoulder. It simply is not safe. If I don't get killed, I will cause an accident by cars trying to avoid me. I expected long areas with no sidewalks, but I didn't expect to have no shoulder, especially in areas where it isost needed.

I have been able to do it physically, though it hasn't been easy, but having areas without the shoulder made it even more difficult. I was continually stopping on the shoulder to wait for traffic to clear and then jogging with my stroller to get to the next side street, parking lot or driveway. I also added a lot to my route by trying to avoid unsafe areas of the road.

I haven't decided to quit just yet, but I need to change my route. I am thinking about the American Discovery Trail. I will check it out when I get home and have more than my phone to use. I am taking the Amtrak from Springfield, MA back to buffalo tomorrow. More updates to come. I am not quite ready to admit defeat yet, but dodging big rigs on the road does get exhausting.


  1. Hi Trish!

    We have and will continue to pray. I never thought of all these problems, and they are big ones!

    In Him,

    Lou Anne

  2. You've gone farther than anyone else would have, but your safety absolutely comes first. When I was using your trek as an example of being obedient to God with my 10-year old nephew, he said to me, "Even if she doesn't make it, at least God will see she tried!" Faith like a child. Hang in there and keep us all updated!!! Lots of prayers!