Our journey began in Santa Barbara, California. Karon Pardue (VP of PSOS) and myself head to south to pick up shoes at Olukai in Orange County. Olukai was kind enough to donate over 700 pairs of shoes, which was over $85K in shoes and several boxes of supplies. The entire company joined us as we loaded up the 26ft Uhaul. Unfortunately, we were so loaded and still had one more stop in Flagstaff, Arizona that we decided to leave some boxes behind (they will be shipped) and start our journey East.
Karon and I original goal was to make a pit stop in Flagstaff, AR and head directly to Albuquerque, NM. As hours passed by on the endless highway, we started getting very sleepy and our bodies ached from loading the truck. After spending 10 hours on the road, we decided Flagstaff would be our final destination to rest our eyes and bodies.
Our Uhaul new nickname has become, “The Beast.” The Beast is strong, sexy, fast and stable. She hasn’t let us down, yet, in over 600 miles. We are beginning to understand her quarks and buttons. It’s going to be a long haul to NYC and our trust is in the Beast.
Special thank you to everyone who has contributed their time, efforts, donations, thoughts and prayers. We are overwhelmed at the huge response from people all over the United States.
More to come…
Karon and I saying our goodbyes at Olukai.
Olukai gives over 700 pairs of shoes
We are cruising in Arizona
Thank you Dave Hall at AST Adventures for donating
Thank you Patagonia for donating clothing and for the great grant