DAY 8 – THE FINALE IN AUSTIN

Most awesome walk ever! My coworker’s dad walked 200 miles from Arlington to Austin alone (as in his very own personal walk not an organized thing) and raised over $1200 for diabetes. That’s pretty bad ass!!! Check out his journey!

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The Finish Line The Finish Line

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Standing from left to right, Ray, Idalia, Justin, Lauren, Yasmin, Leila, me, Diana, Rey, Gil (Jr), Gil (Sr), Monica.  Seated, Santana.  Photographers- Jorgito and  Eric.    Standing from left to right, Ray, Idalia, Justin, Lauren, Yasmin, Leila, me, Diana, Rey, Gil (Jr), Gil (Sr), Monica. Seated, Santana. Photographers- Jorgito, Eric, and Jerry.
Dinner at the Finish Line Restaurant Dinner at the Finish Line Restaurant
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Wheel Chair Ramp to Nowhere Wheel Chair Ramp to Nowhere

Roadside Memorial to A Fallen Cyclist Roadside Memorial to A Fallen Cyclist

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My family in Austin had reserved a Mexican restaurant right on the City limit. I was told everyone will be there and I was expected at 3 PM. I started walking at 6 AM to make sure I could arrive on time, but began to encounter heavy rain 12 miles into the walk, which delayed me for an hour. But I had almost dried up when I got there as the rain had stopped two hours before. About half a mile before the finish line Santana dropped off daughter Yasmin and my friend Jerry who both joined me in the walk to the finish…

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