The third day started with a bus ride to the start. We were taken to Scottsdale where we unloaded and walked through some gorgeous neighborhoods and enjoyed the mountain views.
Our safety crew as always was there to keep us, well safe, and entertain us too. Here is their early morning briefing and their rides.
We walked through the Biltmore Estates and some beautiful neighborhoods of the older part of Phoenix.
Along the way I saw people I had seen for the 2 previous days and I was reminded of why we were walking.
We ended at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Colosseum and walked into a cheering crowd or walkers, crew, family, just everyone was there, it was amazing!
The closing ceremonies were as moving as the opening. At the end everyone takes a shoe off and lifts it in the air as a salute. It was amazing to see.
I’ve been invited to join the team where ever they do their next walk. I didn’t think I would consider it, but we will just have to see.
There is no way I could include everything but I hope it gives an idea of the wonderful event and the worthy cause. Thank you for reading this long blog.