Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Week That Was

I have hit a bit of mental exhaustion this week. I'm not sure if it was passing the 100 day mark of my trip or the constant challenge of finding host in an unfamiliar part of the country, but my mind has hit a bit of overload. Consequently, I haven't found the time and energy to yet attach stories to my five days in Lower Alabama, trapsing through Lowndes, Butler and Conecuh counties. Suffice it to say that despite the uncertainty of just over a week ago, I was able to find places to stay in each small town.

For now I will just say thanks to those you see pictured below: the Paulks, the Caseys, the McCanns, the Mullins (for lunch), the Keens, Buford Scott, Dalton Campbell (for walking with me Thursday), and the Williams. Without each of them I could not made it through this part of rural Alabama with such ease and joy. If I find time this weekend I might fill in some stories from the week that was, but chances are I will be busy in Monroeville and spending my time trying to confirm my final five homestays of this trip. Until then, enjoy the pictures of me being a college sports bigamist. War Tide!


  1. Hang in there Garth! You are almost done. God has his protective arms around you! Hugs & Many Blessings....Susan

  2. I'm sorry to hear about the struggles to find a host this week. I am glad to hear that it did work out and you had a family to stay with. Continued safe travels Garth!

  3. Hope you have been able to get the rest you need. Just remember that you have made it through a lot and you are almost there. Hope you got the hosts needed for this last leg of the trip. I wish I know people out there... but it is almost done. Good work. You are an inspiration :)