A light weather front and swift breeze wiped away the humidity and warmth from Friday, leaving “standard” fall temperatures for Saturday. The cooler temperatures, breeze, and sun were welcomed by most walkers… until the winds increased and they were forced to walk against it for several miles prior to the finish line.
A quiet, cool morning in Egg Harbor on day two promised a more comfortable day for walkers
Saturday brought several veteran walkers back onto the course, including Lori and her family. We welcomed Connie’s delicious hot chocolate and coffee!
Saturday also featured several veteran volunteer groups running rest stops along the route
Many rest stops were running contests… guess how many candies are in the jar? (Not what you might think indeed… it was more than one thousand!)
The Pagel family returned with their haunted rest stop, much to our walkers’ delight
Team Survivor takes a break and enjoys a bubbly potion or two
One of the drawbacks to walking as a large group: long lines at the rest rooms!
The Parrotheads returned as the Pirates in the Harbor, fully equipped with their intrepid pirate ship. Sloth was unsuccessful in his attempt to steal their treasure, however…
The LaDorkas raised the bar on Saturday with their “Rock of Ages” themed rest stop!
Sloth leaves his indelible mark on the LaDorkas rest stop poster board
Pop Rocks? Well, of course; what else would you have at a “Rock of Ages” rest stop?
Saturday was definitely an improvement over Friday weather-wise, even with the wind…
After many miles of long, straight roads through farmlands, the Multiple Screwballs’ Chocolate Shoppe was a welcome sight!
As usual, the culinary skills of the Pat Heller Clan put other groups to shame
The Heller Clan keeps growing each year… we love ‘em all! What an amazing and inspiring group!
We were amused by the signage on the port-a-johns…
Ooooohhhhh boy… the puns just keep rolling in…
Jessica and Christine welcomed a surprise social call by their aunts along the course
Our wonderful rest stop volunteer families ushered our walkers ever closer to the finish line
Yaaaaaay! We made it!
At dinner, walkers were reunited with support staff for the evening program
The Heller Clan worked all year long organizing the silent auction. Look at all of those awesome donations!
Bob and Deb Knudsen’s embroidered plaque commemorated Terri Klabunde, a Wisconsin Chapter staffer who died unexpectedly the previous year
Nicole showcased her new tattoo: “One Step Closer”. Wow!