Saturday, September 27 – We headed down to the Savannah River in downtown Augusta, GA, this morning for the ASL Walk. Again, we are walking in honor of Delores Weaver, Paul's brother John's wife, who died of Lou Gehrig disease in 2009. We are members of team Dream Weaver, one of the largest groups of the 43 teams participating in the walk. We had over 25 walkers in our group.
We met at the river walk to enjoy the pre-walk festivities and to meet up with other team members. What a wonderful and thoughtful way for these people to spend a Saturday morning. Team Dream Weaver raised over $14,335 for ALS, and the Augusta chapter raised over $121,290 for ALS research.
There was a breakfast buffet, coffee, water, snow cones, popcorn and lots more before we even began the walk.
One of the local high school bands was here to lead the march and celebrate the day.
The walk was not physically challenging, but it was a very emotional experience for those involved. Hearing walkers tell their stories of loved ones suffering from ALS, and the uplifting spirits they maintain is very moving.
After the walk, we gathered at John's house for a picnic. What a wonderful time with family and friends. John, Karen, and the boys did an awesome job preparing a cookout for all the Dream Weaver walkers.
We weren't quite done eating. The picnic ended in early afternoon. After visiting with family, the rest of the day dinner was a chili cook-off. Yikes! Another unfortunate opportunity to over-eat! After dinner, we bid our farewells to our “Southern Family” and returned to our 5th wheel home in preparation of an early Sunday morning departure.
Thanks John and Karen for a wonderful, fun and way-too-much-eating time!
We'll head to Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday for a couple day stay, and then on to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, for several days at the beach. Check back and enjoy the Gulf with us.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!