I write this from the hotel room that I get to stay in for TWO WHOLE NIGHTS! I’m so excited to have Sunday off. I’m sore, tired and ready for a break. My ailments are minor compared to what so many people probably go through to gather water on a daily basis – and the ailments they get from the water they gather.
6 days and 145 miles into the Walk – and 4 more days left to go. Yesterday brought me from rural Western Wisconsin into and through downtown Madison. My beautiful wife Jessica joined me for the second half through the city. Monday morning I head out again from Olbrich Gardens to Cottage Grove to jump onto the Glacial Drumlin Trail into Waukesha.
I was joined in the morning by a new friend, John Schmitt, a co-laborer in bringing clean water to those in need. John has organized his church and community in Mt Horeb in both water walks that simulate what it’s like to gather water AND trips to Central America to build clean wells. Here’s a news story about what they are doing.
Speaking of news stories: the Journal Sentinel did a very nice write-up on the walk.