March 29, 2011 Update

by Nate on March 29, 2011

I’m here in Grafton, WV at the library. Route 50 has been so great up to this point, really looking forward to seeing what the future holds on it.

Below are the latest videos, and the newest photos are on the Facebook page.

The wooden (forgot to mention that) spoon company I mentioned: Allegheny Treenware.

And the nice lady I mentioned who gave me $20 was Vickie! The name came back to me. I’m so bad with names!

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Francis Shivone March 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Enjoying the posts on your trek. I’m in Texas but grew up around Rehoboth Beach. Good luck.

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Nate March 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

Glad you’re following along! And that must have been a great place to grow up, I was glad to have started this trip there.

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Norhayati December 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

it is true that Chinese will always eat Chinese food even when they r away fr home. like my Chinese fdiners here, they always visit those Chinese Stores(so call 唐人鋪)every week to buy food(even one may need to take train to the other bigger cities). I have ask some extreme one. They say that they never eat local food here, always go for Chinese food.Actually i don’t understand this, cos i think it’ll be good to try new stuff. u ‘ll never know if tt ‘ll be better.

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Mariam March 11, 2015 at 12:42 am

Bman, in addition to ulghalitrts and light sport aircraft, sailplanes are a nice way to go in some areas. Down here in AZ, you can join a club with reasonable annual dues and sign out an aircraft to fly pretty much whenever you want. Sailplanes have a faster learning curve than powered aircraft, and experience flying sailplanes translates well into powered aircraft. You can also fly those things all day here in AZ not a drop of fuel required after release from tow.For me, flying has always been more about being in the air and less about going from point to point. In my Air Force days, I soloed in a sailplane. I was about to solo in a plane before I stopped the powered lessons (medical red tape at the time). I switched to hang gliding (referred to as free flight or foot-launched flight) for quite a few years, and that was really more my style. I liked carrying my aircraft on my back (~60 lbs) and storing it on a ladder rack in my garage. I liked understanding every single bolt on my aircraft, and I liked being able to do a truly complete pre-flight check. I liked being able to buy a brand new aircraft for less than the cost of a used car. I especially liked the feeling of complete and utter freedom while in the air. I was not in the aircraft, I WAS the aircraft. No claustrophobic cockpit. What a feeling to thermal up over 13000 feet and fly over the back of a majestic mountain range.I gave up the hang gliding when I nearly killed myself on a steep mountain launch. For those of you that don’t believe in God a near death experience followed by a miraculous save all the while KNOWING that God was in the glider with me that day would have cured me from a lifetime of atheism. I would like to emphasize that the incident was completely due to pilot stupidity, and I believe hang gliding is inherently safe as long as you are properly instructed, current, and flying within your capabilities.I still think about free flight often and long to be back in the air. I have a little powered harness that converts a hang glider into a foot-launched ultralight, and I might one day take to the skies again.

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jeff March 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

Note to self…What if it gets, realy, realy cold..instead of warming up? PS note..not to worry – my brothers and sisters will take care of me along the way.

Note to self….Summer is coming and is gonna be a scorcher….I will remember these days of coolness.

Keep one foot infront of the other, brother..and be good to your body – got just a few more miles to go..before it is over. Stay say. God Speed and bless.

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Nate March 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

Ha! Yes, knowing summer is going to be so hot is something I think about a lot when I’m complaining about the cold. At that point I’ll probably be wishing it was cold. Still enjoying each step…

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Patrick Hitches March 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Rockin set up in that home brother! Keep walkin the walk!!

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