Sunday, November 23, 2008


DAY 5 was a day of rest - the blisters got the best of Tracie after walking 10 miles a day for 4 days straight with no relief.  Both Tracie and Valerie are otherwise healthy and very much enjoying the journey.

LOCATION UPDATE:  Tomorrow (Sunday) will be a day of walking through Oxnard and Ventura.  Very visible through town - not sure what the reception will be.

DAY 5 - We tried to use the day to catch up on some a
dministrative things that we'd been neglecting - making new signs to carry as we go; buying new shoes for Tracie; updating the website and blog; and getting in touch with people.  

Also, we were informed that a small demonstration was going to take place place in front of Lassen's Health Food Store at noon.  The owner of Lassen's donated $27,500 to the yes on 8 campaign and people were gathering to educate people about the choices they are making.  We were delighted to join them.

Here are the dedicated warriors that were at the demonstration.

This picture is of Anthony and Daisy.  Anthony takes his sign out EVERYDAY to demand equality for all - often standing on street corners by himself during his lunch hour.

Our hostess for the evening was Lynne in Ojai.  Not enough can be sa
id about Lynne in our blog... Since she heard of our journey, she has been actively calling, emailing, and contacting as many people as she can (and she knows A LOT of people) to enlist their support.  We enjoyed a wonderful evening at her home - which has become a safe haven for hundreds over the years.   Watching the unseasonal shooting stars while soaking in the hot tub seemed a sign of good things to come.


  1. The love and kindness of the people befriending you and their stories from the road stir my soul and cause me to weep.(Tony the pizza guy...gotta love him!!) God help us really know what love looks lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. To be true to those we love, in good times and bad. I don't have all this political stuff figured out, admittedly, and you know we have differences of opinions...but I know I love you and can't wait to see you on Thanksgiving! Love always, sisters forever, Michelle

  2. This was a great day, I"m so happy to have met you! I've told all my friends of your site, and encouraged them to try and meet up with you or just stop by and say hi!

    Keep up the good work, and to steal a line from Galaxy Quest..

    "Never Giveup, Never Surrender!"