Monday, October 29, 2012

Day Fifteen of Journey For Freedom, October 29, 2012

It was eighty six degrees today, but I'm getting used to it. The route from Carmel Mountain area to Miramar had lots of intermittent shade and wound through neighborhoods, across freeways, and into natural areas--a great variety!

What a great place to walk!

After the eight plus mile walk Jenny and I went to KFMB and the local Fox channel 5 to solicit coverage. They said they'd try...
We then headed to my old neighborhood for more walking.
The crosswalk that took us right
from our house to Gage school
 from 1969 to '73
The path to the cafeteria referred to in

8486 Whelan drive; we lived here
December '69 to '78. It has had a
total makeover, plus no more beautiful
trees covering the yard & house.
Gage School

On the way back to La Mesa (Jenny's brother's house and our gracious host again tonight), we were privileged to notice a large flock of Cherry-Headed Conures! (I couldn't get a good picture of them, so Adam found one on the internet for me)

They are originally from Peru, but these birds have flourished in the Southern California environment  Their odd screechy, baby-talk-like vocals caught our attention; Jenny is a bird aficionado and knew immediately what we had stumbled upon, she filled me in. It was so cool to get to watch these beautiful birds free in the "wild" of San Diego trees. 
Time is running out...
And yet today was not done there; I received an email from Tracy Simmons, to let me know her article on this cause had been picked up by the Washington Post! How awesome is that! 
Congratulations, Tracy, super fine work!
Here's the link, and please encourage anyone who's able to get to SD County Courthouse November 1st, 12 noon turnout. Prop 34 is really close--we have a fighting chance to make significant change in California--please come out in numbers to gain YES vote on Prop 34.

Sending you all blessings from my heart. Thank you for keeping the Journey in your prayers and on your hearts, Victoria and Staff, and Jenny and on behalf of Kerry.

Look below to find the petition to the San Diego courthouse on behalf of Kerry!

Halloween is coming!

Another hill I conquered

One walker going up this hill
 in the sun who didn't make it...


Petition that Victoria is presenting to the courthouse

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME to Tracy Simmons and THANKS to Victoria for her diligence and persistence! Great that it made the Washington Post online! Sorry that I'm confused on how to sign that petition & get it to you. Am I too late (11/5/12)?

    David Michael