Loading posts...
  • DAY 61 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

    STE. GENEVIEVE TO CHESTER The daily ritual. Preparing for our journey to the next community. Tom would run out of Ste. Genevieve and I would run into Chester. Moving, always moving. We…

  • DAY 60 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

    STE. GENEVIEVE LAYOVER We slept in. Today is the halfway point. We are 60 days into a 120 day pilgrimage. We are tired. Signs of exhaustion are becoming clear. Mornings are getting…

  • DAY 59 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

    PRAIRIE DU ROCHER TO STE. GENEVIEVE We’re running almost due east now, but we’ll turn south at Modoc to catch the ferry into Ste. Genevieve. There are tall rock outcroppings and steep…

  • DAY 58 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

    PRAIRIE DU ROCHER LAYOVER This morning we headed out of town, down to the American Bottoms where the Fort de Chartres still stands. Cheryl and Susie had prepared us a lavish breakfast…

  • DAY 57 – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

    EAST ST. LOUIS TO PRAIRIE DU ROCHER We woke, said goodbye to Edna and Reggie and hit the road. Tom set out on foot from the house after studying the map and…

  • DAY 56 – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2

    ST. LOUIS TO EAST ST. LOUIS What a difference a day makes. There’s a concept in human thinking called confirmation bias – you see what you expect to see. I crossed the…

  • DAY 55 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

    ST. CHARLES TO ST. LOUIS St. Charles, Missouri to St. Louis is 22 miles if you take the direct route. It’s 42 miles if you follow the river. We followed the river. Today we followed…

  • DAY 54 – SATURDAY AUGUST 31

    WINFIELD TO ST. CHARLES Roadkill frogs are more frequent now – step aside raccoons and possums. Rain overnight. The pavement was still wet and the skies were overcast as I ran south…