Jeremy is more of an idea generator type person, an excellent manager, an outstanding visionary. And thankfully, Alex is exceptional at execution. So, Jeremy came up with the fabulous plan, and Alex made it happen. He created a little map book with clues and hints along the way. The theme was 'Coffee Shops' and we were given clues as we went and we had to identify different locations.
When you have a 5-6 hour walk ahead of you, the prospect of entertainment along the way is rather wonderful. Photos of our journey:
The Book of Clues (at 6:30am on Saturday)
We chose to forge the river after the Oregon Trail Clues in our book
(forged into St. Paul)
And we're done!!! Black dog cafe in St. Paul was our final stop at our 17th mile!
(Clue was: You can hear me at night, but you cannot see me)
See that big smile on Debra's face? Well it lasted for about 2 more minutes until she began to feel nauseous. The boys took us to Tropical Smoothie (a favorite lunch spot in Naples, where Debra's parents have a home) in some really freaking far suburb of Minneapolis, and then Debra began to hurl. I mean, what would a walking blog be without totally embarrassing her?! Yes, Miss. Debra began to spend the lunch portion of the program in the bathroom tossing her cookies. I can laugh because she was fine again in like 2 hours. Anyone want to walk with us!? Huh, huh??
Now any takers for next week's scavengar hunt?! We have a 19 mile walk this weekend. Entertainment or a goal certainly helps. We are getting very close to the walk weekend (August 20-22) and absolutely appreciate the support.