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Sunday, November 11, 2018

State #45: Bataan Memorial Death March, New Mexico

I joined by best from high school and her husband for this trip.  I flew into Phoenix and we drove 7 hours to New Mexico.  It was a long trip, but it was so fun.

The Bataan course is beyond challenging mentally and physically.  The terrain is strenuous.  It was extremely inspiring to meet one of the Bataan survivors and to see all of the veterans and military members on the course.  It was an experience that I will never forget.  The survivor that I met is 1 out of 7 Bataan survivors that is still living.  Most of the Bataan survivors are in their 90s.

We also had the chance to see The White Sands National Monument which was amazingly beautiful. 

It was a great trip and I am very excited to be closer to finishing this journey!

State #44: Colorado Springs, Colorado

My best friend from high school, Martina, met me in Colorado.  She flew in from Phoenix.  It was such a great girl's weekend, but we both felt sick from the altitude.  The run was very difficult due to the altitude.

Some highlights of the trip were going to the Garden of the Gods and driving to the top of Pike's Pike.  The drive to the top of Pike's Peak is unreal and scary! I am glad to continue this journey and looking forward to 2019.  Thank you for following my journey!