Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 012 - Cooksville to New Market MD

The temperature quickly rose from the 40's to 60 on an overcast day. The walk passed a number of farms where I saw many horses, sheep, cows, etc.

I was joined today by three very dynamic ovarian cancer survivors.

Cathy Eshmont had escort duties positioning me and my car to start my walk. Cathy was responsible for contacting Rachelina and Vickie from Howard County Tourism and
Brandie Jefferson who wrote the Ellicott City Patch article. The article was how everyone knew I was passing thru. It is posted in the MEDIA section of my blog.

She saw me drooling over the coffee table book "America's Road - A Photographic Journey across the National Road from Baltimore to East St Louis" in the visitor's center and bought it for me. Buck asked if I was going to retake every picture in that book and the answer is an unqualified NO.

The other two local ovarian cancer survivors that I met have been very busy getting the word out about ovarian cancer and helping out and participating in local events to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Maureen met me at the start of the walk and walked an hour with me to Lisbon. She is a very fast walker. Kelly was able to break away and meet me as I walked thru Mt Airy where we had a good visit.


  1. Be safe on your walk, I will also be doing a walk for cancer research. I will be starting April 14th, in Shinnston, WV and walking to Morgantown. I am a 18th year stage one thyroid cancer survivor.
    I would like to send you my email if you have a way for to do that.
    Good luck and be safe.

  2. Some nice warm weather for you today ! Hope you are somewhere right now with your feet up reading that new book !

  3. Glad the weather is warming up!!!