Jun 17 2011

9 images to recap our Walk2gether memories

CFCA President Bob Hentzen, accompanied by a core team of walkers, completed a historic 17-month, nearly 8,000-mile solidarity walk through Latin America on June 6.

During the 17-month adventure, certain images have become associated with the journey for participants and spectators. We’ve compiled nine of them in this list:

Camper: This 1983 Toyota Dolphin, a “home away from home,” has led virtually every leg of the walk through 12 countries.

It was a refuge for Hentzen and his wife, Cristina, as well as a sign that the walkers were nearby.

Footwear: Every walker, including Hentzen, swore by a good pair of shoes and socks.
Safety vest: Bright orange and yellow vests alerted drivers to be cautious.
Water: Walkers hydrated every six kilometers.
Fruit: Fruit provided the necessary carbohydrates and nourishment to keep walkers going throughout the day.
Coffee: A hot cup of coffee not only helped the walkers battle lack of sleep, but it also warmed the body on mornings when the temperature dipped into the 40s.
Hat: No seasoned walker could do without this protection from the intense sun.
Mobile toilet: The walk has passed through some remote areas. The mobile toilet was a welcome relief when nature called.
Tooth fairy: Javiera, a sponsored girl from Catapilco, Chile, lost her tooth on Walk2gether!

She and her mother, Ximena, along with several other sponsored members and their families, joined the walkers the morning of June 4.

What are your favorite Walk2gether memories/images? Feel free to add them in the comments below!

0 thoughts on “9 images to recap our Walk2gether memories”

  1. I would like to add the SMILE that everyone has shared in no time and place and whoever he or she is when they got to see the walkers and or walking as participant.

    The other one is PRAYER which we really hold on at the most challenging time of the walk/ in the roads for safety especially when there were tens and thousands of families and little children as young as 3-month old carried by the mother and 3-year old kid walking in the narrow roads.

  2. °just loved those traveling tips…good counsel to anyone who dares to start such an adventure.! Miss a picture of guardian angel!!

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