Stepping out with Mary Emma and Maryann
At 7:00 A.M. on Day 1 it was raining. At 8:00 A.M. the clouds parted and the sun came through. Our day was made even brighter when we met Maryann Brown and Mary Emma Parks from the Yachats Costal Gems Volkssport Club. Maryann is vice president of the Oregon Trail Volkssport Association (OTSVA) and Mary Emma is the club secretary for the Coastal Gems. They welcomed us to the area and escorted Ted on the first two and a half miles of his journey. Along the way they discussed volksmarching and walk organization. At about mile two Maryann saw a dime, reached down, picked it up, and gave it to Ted. This dime is now his good luck charm for the walk. Thanks Maryann and Mary Emma for the warm welcome. We hope to volksmarch with you soon.
Saying goodbye to new friends