Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Making my way across.
Where to begin. Since my last entry I've had the opportunity to meet some great people and see wonderful places. At the moment I'm traveling through Arkansas on my way towards the St.Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and it's been amazing. The scenery between Oklahoma and where I am is incredible. The leaves are starting to turn varying shades of yellow, red, and orange all over. I visited some cities that had some interesting to them. I got to see a good amount of Fort Smith, AR thanks to my CouchSurfing host there, in Muskogee, OK I visited the the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame and got a bit of an education, I went to a convenience store in New Blaine, AR that was once a school and learned that Johnny Cash once performed there, and then I spent Thanksgiving at Petit Jean State Park. In between visiting all these places I met some of the kindest people I have ever had the opportunity to meet. That's one of the things I will remember most about Oklahoma and Arkansas. Along the way I also met a former St.Jude patient who is now an adult and some guys who are riding their bike across America to raise awareness for at risk youth. Now that I'm nearing the St.Jude hospital in Memphis, TN I'm getting a little nervous, for the most part what I feel is excitement. I've been working hard on trying to get more donations before my arrival as well as some additional press. For anybody who has never been to Oklahoma or Arkansas I recommend visiting these two states and if you can stop by Petit Jean State Park because the landscape is incredible.