I Don’t actually know Javier; he was actually a co-worker of my boyfriend and I’ve heard stories about him. Now Javier is beginning a journey across America and I am going to keep up with him and share his story because he deserves that.
Javier believes in promoting love, tolerance, and awareness of his fellow men and women. In order to show this, he is going to take 196 days to walk across America. Why 196 days? Because there are 196 countries in the world and he is going to wear a shirt displaying a flag from one of those countries each day.
He began his walk in Virginia Beach yesterday and walked 18 miles. In order to make it to his destination (California) on time he will have to walk somewhere between 15-20 miles per day.
So, if you live in the southern states of the USA and you see him walking along, stop and say hello. He plans on camping most days but I’m sure he would appreciate a small meal, a lawn to set up camp, or just a friendly gesture. After all, kind gestures to one another is what he is trying to promote on this walk.
If you are interested in getting in touch with Javier or following his journey you can visit his blog.