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Week 4 — From Home to Martin Dies, Jr. State Park . . . or into Louisiana!

Day 22. I begin the 4th week of walking since waking on Thanksgiving Day this year by reaching the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. With enough steps left over to cruise the museum and the gift shop.

Day 23. I have now walked far enough on this trip to make it to Madisonville TX, the Mushroom Capital of Texas and home of the Texas Mushroom Festival. Mark my calendar for October 13, 2018!

Meanwhile, although I’m 3 days ahead of being on pace for making it to Columbus Circle in Manhattan in time to join the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I remain behind the quick start I did 3 years ago on my first Fitbit. Then I made it to Madisonville by Day 19.

Day 24. And now I’ve walked since Thanksgiving morn enough to make it from home to Orange TX, almost out of the state.

Day 25. I’ve walked enough now to make it to Victoria TX. Wrong direction relative to my goal for the year, but starting to leave Houston pretty far behind.

Day 26. Preparation for this evening’s heavy-lifting board meeting kept today’s walking somewhat less than I’d hoped, but I have still made it to the outskirts of Centerville TX, (a bit more than) halfway up the road to Dallas (counting that my starting point is south of Houston).

Day 27. I’ve reached the Sabine River Bridge, far enough to cross out of Texas into Louisiana!

Day 28. I could close out the 4th week of this journey making it more than half a dozen miles into Louisiana, but I’m going to mark this day’s end up at the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. I’m still on pace to reach NYC three days before Thanksgiving next year, but I continue to drag behind where I would like to be by now.


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Written by macheide

23 November 2017 at 7:27 am

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  1. I’m going to begin keeping my Fitbit charger in the car. It’s so natural a place to keep it, I don’t know why it never occurred to me before. Like yeah, sure, my Fitbit’s nag feature has this penchant for encouraging me to go for a walk when we’re cruising down the highway at 60mph. But seriously, that’s the best time to be giving its battery a boost instead.

    If I go enough days without driving or riding, I’ll know where to find it . . . and then will just need to remember to put it back!


    23 November 2017 at 9:10 am


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