Monday, April 29, 2013

Preperation Week

I will be preparing for the pilgrimage this week.  I plan to prepare mentally, physically, and spiritually.  During this pilgrimage I will have plenty of hardships and prayer-time to offer up,  so if anyone has any prayer petitions please feel free to email me at  Also please keep me in your prayers as I will need all that I can get.  The reality of the trip is starting to set in.  I am more excited than nervous right now, but I have a feeling that may change. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Game Plan

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to provide some additional information based on some questions I've been getting about the trip.  The date of departure is fast approaching.  I will be flying out of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport on May 4th to Portland, Oregon.  From there I plan to get my feet wet in the Pacific Ocean before starting East.

I will be carrying a pack with all my hiking/camping gear for the journey.  I plan to camp along the way, and on occasion, take shelter with fellow Americans.  I plan to stop at different parishes along the way every weekend for Mass as I go.

Another common question I have been getting is "How long will this trip take you?".  If everything goes as planned it should take 3-6 months to complete.  My goal would be to average 20-30 miles per day.  We'll see how it all plays out.

I will do my best to give live updates and maybe even some pictures to help illustrate the trip.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Now you can follow the journey...

I have added two options to follow the journey across the States if you'd like.  First,  you can follow me through email notifications every time I make a post or update on the blog.  Also, if you are a Google+ member, you can add me to one of your Circles.  You can find these options on the sidebar/bottom right corner of this blog.

In addition to this, you can also follow my progress on a map through SPOT (which is a personal tracking device).  I will have a link provided when the journey begins that will lead to the proper site:  If I am able to upload those images to the blog I will do that as well.

Thanks for the support!  Keep an eye on me!