I early and got ready for Mass. Afterwards, I headed back to the parish hall to eat breakfast. Fr. Wagner told me to swing by the rectory before I left.
He gave me a bagged lunch and some money! He offered me a ride to the edge of town. I actually had to get to the library to use wifi, so we bungeed the buggy to his trunk and crossed town. We parted ways.
I kept chipping away at the miles. I kept losing shoulder every now and then, so it was a tough stretch. Having to pivot the buggy back and forth from road to gravel as traffic approached was tiring work.
I met Jill and her daughter, I think her name was Jordan. Everynow and then someone’s name complete slipps from my memory! They were outside waiting for their to-go order. Turns out they read about me on the internet! They were in town for Jordan’s ballet performance. They stopped at Frosto’s a local favorite, and we just happened to cross paths! Jill donated to the run, and told me lunch and dinner were on her. I felt so thankful!
I headed to St. John the Evangelist church. I talked with a neighbor, but couldnt seem to get in touch with the pastor. After a few phone calls I found out he was on vacation for the next 5 weeks. I received a call from Fr. Wagner back at Our Mother of Mercy! He was just checking in on me to see how far I made it. I decided to risk staying on the property without official permission.