August 28th 2009
Alpharetta / Roswell / Sandy Springs / Atlanta / Fulton County
Day 63: 16.9 miles walked today. Today the walk continued down Alpharetta Highway/Roswell Road/GA-9 for almost seventeen more miles. We began outside the Alpharetta City Hall where we left off yesterday through downtown Alpharetta, then on to Roswell. We stopped for an interview with Everett Catts of the Northside/Sandy Springs Neighbor newspaper, and I enjoyed the conversation we had.
Then we ate lunch in Roswell at Dreamland Barbecue, which was fantastic. Amazing food. Following lunch, we went back to where we left off on the walk, a bit farther up Highway 9, where we were met by a news team from 11 Alive News. They filmed me walking for a bit, and I answered some questions on camera for them. It was a very productive day from a media standpoint.
After a while longer, Vivien came out to walk with me, starting in Sandy Springs. It was great just to see her, and I really enjoyed having her walk with me. By this time, several of our team members were following in vehicles, riding up ahead and parking to wait for us to come by. Vivien walked with me until the conclusion of the day’s walk at the intersection of Windsor Parkway and Roswell Road.
After the walk was finished for the day, we met my parents and brother and sister and their children for dinner, which was great. They are all in town for the conclusion of the walk tomorrow. I cannot believe I have made it this far. It is almost surreal to be looking at the last ten miles of the walk ahead of me tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers and for your support. I could never have made it this far without you.
N33 52.737 W84 22.791 1058.41 miles walked