06/21/2015 The final stretch… The beginning

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Well the time draws near to get this thing started, I am starting two days later than I planned due to the fact that it took me a lot longer to get down to Key West than I planned. I have caught a brutal flu and am going thru it. A pretty nasty cough, sore throat, runny nose, brutal headache but that’s fine let’s just get this out of the way so I get a great start on Monday. I’m going to be meeting and NBC News affiliate and the editor of the Key West news newspaper he promised to write a story and get it posted in their online paper and will be printed in the local paper. That should help bring awareness to who I am and what I’m doing because right now the people see me walking down the street with a old backpack and just believe I’m another bum trying to come down to Key West to ask money from strangers. The homeless here are not treated very well because its a small community and a lot of them bring down issues of drug use, alcoholism, and sometimes violence and theft. My goal is to be down in Key West a little after lunch meet with the media guys get some great pictures taken at the southernmost point buoy then start heading north. its going to take me a few days longer to get back through Brevard County because of Miami. I’m going to go ahead and make a left for the city on a street called Krome Ave it’ll take me way out of my way and out through the farms and alligators and crazy critters but it’ll keep me out of the streets of Miami and dangerous areas and avoid so many parts were people could try to rob me,  or being harassed by the police. Once I get around that bad part of Miami and Fort Lauderdale I’m going to kick it back over on us1 and I’ll be coming up us one or a1a and then up through Brevard and Indian River County. If I’m doing well I’m going to try to make that my first break days and take 2 days to see my kids and any of you other guys if you want to hang out and tell stories and kick back and let my feet rest. Well I’m getting my stuff packed up now and I’m also making a list of changes in my gear that I have to make . This is extremely more uncomfortable than what I believed it would be so I’m trying to do what I can without money to make it a little bit more easy to set up break down and rest. I came down here with no money relying on the kindness of others which is exactly what all these other homeless people have to do and that’s how I’m going to make my trip I believe that God will provide food for me I believe God will provide water for me and he will make sure that I stay healthy and able to make it back home. I will post more later on this afternoon right now is just before 7 a.m. so I’m going to try to get a little bit of food and then get cleaned up and organized well, but I’m ready to get this thing started, I am starting 2 days later than I planned due to the fact that it took me longer to get down to key west than anticipated. I will get a great start on Monday! The news reporters will bring local awareness because now the people see me walking down the street with the old backpack they just believe I’m another Bum trying to come down to key west bumming money. It will also take me a few days longer to get back through to Brevard County than I had hoped because of my concern for safety. I’m going to go ahead and make a left In Florida City into Krome Ave. It will take me way out of my way and out through the farmers and alligators and crazy critters but it will keep me out of the hard streets and oblivious danger areas to avoid crazy people who could try to rob me. Then after Ft. Lauderdale I’ll be coming up u_s 1 or a 1 a and take it up through Brevard and Indian River County. I welcome whoever wants to walk a mile or two to, come on out and hang. I will keep you posted on days. Well I’ll post more later!
Much Love 4 all

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I’m so happy I don’t have to meet the news people until tomorrow afternoon. That cold I mentioned put me under but, I was able to take it easy and get super hydrated in preparation for tomorrow’s start. I will get some pictures and will get any links to the story posted quickly. I am excited to get the word out there so we can get the donations rolling and help some hero’s.. remember even if it’s 5 bucks it matters and helps. I am leaving Tavernier after lunch to the southern most point!! Thank you for all the support!!!!

As always much love

Craig E. White
Twitter – USA_in_strides
Blog – usainstrides.WordPress.com
Facebook & e-mail – whitecraig321@gmail.com
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Mobile # 321.405.8022

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