Sep. 21, 2016

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Hello friends and family,

I write you this Wednesday evening from the laundry mat in the small Vermont town of Castle Corners, just outside Rutland. I’m sorry I haven’t kept up too much lately with this page, obviously due to the rash of gigs I’ve been doing these past few days. I hope all are well and rest from whatever it is you do!

I scored a nice job here in Vermont with a super cool and generous guy who has given me room and board as I help him with some home improvements. I can’t tell you much, but the way I acquired the gig was a uniquely amazing story in itself. You’ll have to wait for me to post it on the gigs list sometime in the next couple of days.

The halfway point has now been reached with this job and I really feel a renewed since of determination to fulfill the rest of the journey no matter how long it takes me. The adventure so far has been everything I had imagined and so much more is yet to come! So I don’t want to make too big of a deal about getting to this point, knowing that I still have some tough places to visit and many more weeks of camping and truck stop stays before I reach the west coast. I compiled an updated list of stats for your information, just to get a sense of what I deal with on a daily basis. After four months and two weeks on the road. This is my travel story.

26- States.

11,765- Miles covered.

13- Rented rooms, 16 nights

23- Truck stops, 30 overnights.

15- Camp grounds, 39 nights.

7- Private homes.

3- Vacant houses. 6 nights

1- Resort, 3 nights.

2- Kidney stones. 1 night.

I have also logged many more stories, stats and pictures that I plan to include in my book once I accomplish my journey. I hope to be home before New Year’s, but only time will tell. I want to thank my sister Angela back home, who is my biggest supporter, for taking care of all my business back in Tucson, along with my little girl Kalani Kai.  Also to you good folks who follow me and support me with comments and emails, they mean a lot to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Next up, Buffalo, New York and Niagara falls!

Have a great night!  #Yo-Ga-Fla

JuanJohn