On December 1st, 2011, I met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. During this 15-minute sit-down meeting, I personally handed him your messages. It was an honor to represent my fellow Americans, and I gotta say, 15 minutes alone with the Leader of the Free World was a pretty cool experience!
I have plenty of photos and stories from the Walk to the White House which I'll be posting in the upcoming weeks. I'm also waiting for the official White House photos, which, from what I understand, take a few months to receive. Besides this, I'm now back in Massachusetts, upgrading the computer systems at work, studying for an IT exam, and marketing my writing. Check back in the spring of 2012 for more information on my next adventure(s?).
What is Walk To The White House?
In 2008 I walked across America, 4250 miles from San Francisco back to Boston. I carried a blank leather-bound journal and asked people he met write their personal message for the soon-to-be-elected President of the United States. By the time I finished in Boston ten-and-half-months later, I had collected thousands of handwritten missives, from welfare recipients to business owners to teachers and farmers, on topics ranging from the economy, the environment, UFO research, to the War on Terrorism, even notes of congratulations and advice for marital bliss.
Now, thanks to Sen. John Kerry’s office, I have an appointment to meet with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. True to the spirit of the original walk, once again I am walking the 450 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. I set out from the Mass. State House on October 30th and I must cover an average of 16 miles per day to make my meeting on December 1st. Again, I'll be collecting messages for the president along the way. Check back here for updates, photos and notes, and thanks for reading.
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The Original Route
The 2008 route covered 4250 miles through the four major regions of the United States.