Day 173: Goodbye Columbus

Rick with Kay and MikeWell, we finally made it through Columbus – walking that is. We haven’t yet left the area, but I think tomorrow will finally find us on our way to Zanesville. We met up with an old friend, Mike A. and his friend Kay here in the Columbus area, and it was really good seeing him after 27 years. I thought it had been more like 35 years, but Mike, being the chronological genius that he is, told me that he left the Indy area in 1981, not the early ’70’s like I thought.

I want to thank both of them for their hospitality, a couple of dinners out, and a great home cooked breakfast this morning. I also want to thank Mike for his donation to Gateway and I want to thank Kay for her matching my ‘money found’ fund, and for walking 6 miles with me today through Bexley and surrounding areas. It was a fun break and everything is much appreciated, but now I need to get back to work.

Today, we had another short day and walked 14.5 miles and will start out tomorrow just East of Reynoldsburg. Tomorrow I’m looking at a 20 miler!

Tonight we had dinner with Mike & Kay’s friends, Gary & Mary, and Katie and Jim. It was fun getting to know them and answering their questions about what I’m doing. I want to thank them all for their interest.

Miles Covered: 14.5
Total Miles: 2,624.75
Money Found: $0.91
Total Found: $74.30