Walking from the desert to the Great Lakes.
May 25, 2011 12:41 AM Subscribe
Walking Home: stories from the desert to the Great Lakes.
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Laura Milkins is walking home. Home is Grand Rapids, Michigan. Laura lives in Tucson, Arizona. That's 2,000 miles (3,219 km), or about 4,473,976 steps. Right now she's in the shoulder of the road somewhere around Holbrook, Arizona. She has a pack on her back, a webcam streaming 24 hours strapped to a sun visor on her head
, and hopefully, a place to stay tonight. You can follow her every step of the way, by watching live video broadcast from her hat.
Or walk with her
Laura's project is "about community and connections. I believe that safety comes from trust, community and collaboration. I hope to use social networking, both online and traditional, to safely cross the country."
She is inviting people to walk with her and share a story as she makes her way across the country. Each night she will stay in someone’s home and cook dinner and breakfast for them, in exchange for their hospitality. Reader, if you are somewhere between the Arizona desert and the Great Lakes this summer, will you meet her when she comes through?
Please note that availability of streaming video is dependent on cell signal strength and other conditions of the road.