Monday, May 26, 2008
Some people drive across country to their destination. Others choose a different path. Denny Clark and Brian Triplett are recent University of Iowa graduates and they are walking across the US this summer (the journey began May 20th in Maine).
In their own words:
We will spend the summer of 2008 traveling coast-to-coast across the United States, reaching out to the people we encounter along the way and observing how people react and reach out to us. Our adventure begins on the Atlantic coast in Maine on May 20, and we hope to conclude our trip on the Pacific coast three months later.
We will live minimally by hiking with our supplies on our backs, camping and cooking our own food. We are allowing ourselves a $10-per-day spending limit, including food and any other expenses. We will not seek out luxuries, trying our best not to pay or ask for accomodations or transportation. That said, we're open to any good fortune that may come our way.
In an adventurous, extreme approach, this is a study of how Americans interact with one another in today's society. We will document the trip through our website - www.nostrangerland.blogspot.com - with writings, photos, and videos, allowing people to interact and follow along with us on our journey.
Why We Are Doing It:
We want to get to know our country, its people, and ourselves with the hope of inspiring others with our stories. We are tired of so much negative news in our world and want to do something uniquely positive to counter it. We hope to create a movement of peace and make America a bit better of a place. We believe kindness is contagious and don't want to live in a society in which people are skeptical of strangers. We want to live in NO STRANGER LAND.
Godspeed Brian and Denny!!