Day 20: Glen Allen to Doswell, VA! Plans changed


First, let me start by saying yesterday, today and tomorrow would not be possible without the sacrifice and commitment our men and women in uniform who serve and protect our country each and every day. On behalf of the entire nation, thank you!

When I woke up this morning I was unsure what I was supposed to do today. I have not talked to any media outlet at the time. As a matter of fact, I thought we were going to meet Saturday. I went to God and asked what shall I do. Can you believe he did not answer? So, I did the only thing I knew how to do. I waited… that’s it!, that’s it!, I was supposed to “be still”. If you look at my previous blog from today I said I was going to play the day hour by hour.

First, I had a meeting with Mr. Frank Kelly, Brand Performance Consultant for Choice Hotels International. Yeah, he really did try to give me his cologne. Finally, the media started calling. They came to me!! I said they came to me! That meant I did not have to walk to Richmond (10 miles). The Richmond Times Dispatch did a story. I think the story will run tomorrow. I will post. WTVR-CBS did an interview and it ran today. You can watch it by going to their website @

Before I got on the road I had the opportunity to take a couple more photos with the Comfort Suites staff. Chad, thanks alot for all you generosity!!!

My new route for today:

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It was so cloudy out today. I just knew I was going to catch a storm. Guess what? No rain, at least on me.

What was really monumental for me was when I approached the historical highway #1.

I could not believe I was actually getting ready to walk this historical highway. My friend Kim walked it a few weeks earlier.

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys, yesterday I took a laxative and I thought I had finished all my business. Less than two hours into my walk, my stomach started bubbling. The video says it all.

I came across a Harley Davidson cycle shop, they let me use their bathroom and I was on my way.

Mr. Kevin Morley, staff photographer for Richmond Times- Dispatch caught up with me. Mr. Morley is the epitome of what a photographer should be. I cannot wait to see his photos. I tried to get him to walk with me, he declined, lol. He does the greatest Forest Gump inpressions.

One I finally got finished with Mr. Morley I was on my way. Hwy 1 is the perfect hwy to walk. It’s mostly straight with a few hills. I took advantage of this and power walked a little. Man, I had fun!
Along my route I took a few pictures for your review:
When I finally arrived at Doswell Comfort Suites I was greeted by the wonderful Comfort Suites staff.

Again, the service was subperb! Be sure to tell your friends and family when they are visiting Kings Dominion to book thier rooms @ Doswell Comfort Suites;

I met a Stephen Quintero and his friend. They did the honor of signing my vest. For those of you who do not know, We have a vest for each State we travel through. These vest will be signed by our White House administration.

To end this wonderful day Choice Hotel treated me to dinner @ IL Castello Italian Restaurant & Pizza.

My dinner included stuffed founder, mixed veggies, salad, rolls, sweet tea, chicken wings(appetizer) and berry crumb cheesecake for dessert! Yummy.

I am so tired, It is important for me to post my blogs everyday. This is not about me. This is my sacrifice to our troops and their families. Please donate. Click on the USO logo. All donations go directly to the USO. May God continue to richly bless you and your family and God bless the United States of America!

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