We lovee the ease with which we can push Caddy through the Kansas Flatlands.
Outside Kansas City, we were treated to a beautiful air show by two pilots flying WWI combat planes, and, later, ran into them down the road and exchanged stories for a bit.
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Shireen and Steve were friends of Abby’s aunt who generously welcomed us into their home in Dayton. We got this great selfie with them, their two lovely daughters, and the best guard dog we’ve come across yet!
A special thank you to our friend Tom, who was the only Couchsurfing host in Richmond, Indiana. We had a great night drinking beer, eating pizza, watching anime and hanging with his wife and kids!
Crossing into State #6!
Dave became a dear friend to us in the short time we spent together. He found our blog on wordpress, and quickly contacted us offering us a place to stay. He booked us a hotel in Indianapolis for a night, and then met us for dinner later that day. He exemplifies the overwhelming kindness of strangers that we’ve experienced on this journey so far.
We met Beth through our friend Sharon Blackburn, and cannot express enough how grateful we were for our short time together. We got to enjoy a delicious meal, watch some playoff hockey, and Beth has continued to help us out with her connections throughout the rest of our journey.
We met Mary at a local watering hole outside Kansas City! She had heard about us from a passerby, and was waiting for us with water as we walked by. We were so happy to hear her story, share ours with her, and get to sit at a bar and laugh with her for a few minutes.
A mural in Kansas City outside the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. If you’re ever in KC, definitely check this place out!
The Finnegan parents graced us with their presence during our few days in Kansas City and the surrounding area.
The view from the WWI Memorial in Kansas City!
Standing atop Tina and Panch’s neighbors deck, we got a great view of Tuttle Creek Lake!
Day 1! It’s hard to believe three months ago we were standing on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, about to begin our journey west. Three months later we are more than halfway there!
Long Beach, NY
Standing at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge on our third day, we got some of our best pictures from the whole trip here.
Up on Mount Washington overlooking Pittsburgh!
We were so lucky to have our friend Anna join us for a few days. Her knowledge of the outdoors and boundless energy gave us a needed push after we struggled through the snow and mountains of Pennsylvania.
This was a monumental day for us, as we crossed through three states in the course of a few hours, going from Pennsylvania into West Virginia, and then crossing the Ohio River from West Virginia into Steubenville, Ohio.
The wind atop the George Washington Bridge was no joke!
A special thank you Elana again for being such a wonderful host on our first rest day in Philly! We got to enjoy some delicious Thai food and play with her dog, all while getting some much needed R&R.
Along with the largest ball of twine, this Coffee Pot is one of our most bizarre sightings.
Some of our favorite sites have been murals like these, sparsely populating the sides of farmhouses in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Abby’s friend Jess Mardo was kind enough to host us and feed us for a night in Pittsburgh!
Steubenville, Ohio was filled with murals detailing various historical figures
Our dear Steubenville friends! This group of adventurers welcomed us, and our fellow JV Anna Butler, into their college apartments for the night, and fed us cold beer and a warm meal.
3/22 One of our first nights camping. We were just off the highway, in an area of woods we weren’t certain we could camp in. We may have been all smiles for the camera, but we certainly weren’t smiling when it dropped to 15 degrees that night!
3/24 Still one of our favorite campsites. We found this ledge looking out over the Appalachian Trail just in time for a beautiful Pennsylvanian sunset.
Crossing the Allegheny Mountains!
3/26 Just an example of some of the rolling hills we had to climb in Pennsylvania.
WalkAcrossAmerica2017 runs on Dunkin.
Early in our trip, we experienced unexpected amounts of snowfall that delayed us for a few days in Westchester, Pennsylvania.
Newark, New Jersey
Our dear pal Dano, whom we first met through Couchsurfing.
Conquering the Rocky steps with Caddy was no easy feat!
Day 4: Crossing the GW Bridge!
Views of the New York City skyline from Hoboken, NJ.