Sunday, March 27, 2016

DAY 51 - 19 MILES and the END

We walked halfway across the country!!!!
Our westernmost point was about 40 miles west of Fredericksburg, TX where 290 meets Interstate 10 and at about the same longitude as Abilene.  We can't believe we finished as quickly as we did and are very excited with our accomplishment.   Now we get to be tourists for a couple of days.  After walking today, we toured LBJ's Ranch in Stonewall.  We drove and walked around to see his birthplace, the cemetery where he and his family are buried, some guest houses, a church, a video of his life, the hanger and runway that were built after he became president, and we especially liked the tour of the Texas White House where LBJ and Lady Bird lived and from which he ran the country. Now we understand why he was so enthralled with his life at the ranch and why he spent 496 days of his presidency there. It is a beautiful and special place. 
We then drove back to Johnson City and toured LBJ's boyhood home. His parents moved to the city when he was 5 and raised their family in the house.  We definitely learned  a lot about the man and his many accomplishments as well as the numerous laws that were passed when he was president. 


  1. Congratulations! Now you'll return to Colorado in the snow. Have fun exploring Austin!

  2. Way to go, ladies!!!! The only problem with this amazing accomplishment is that you now have NO hiking friends in Summit County (or anywhere, for that matter). They are too intimidated! No one will be able to keep up with you!!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe one home.

  3. Congratulations, gals! Looking forward to seeing you back in Summit County.