My Brother Bob visiting me in Thailand saying….
“ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN DO THIS?”
I know I can finish the walk! Don’t know how long it will take? If I should happen to break-a-leg during my journey,
It may take a little longer!
In a few weeks, I am on my way! So excited to explore the un-known? What is KNOWN, that “YOU” will cause a change in one child’s life? You
are about to become a part of these children’s lives in Kenya!
One thing I do know; there is so much I don’t know? Since I left America three years ago, I thought I would save the world, it didn’t work! However, I have discovered I can be an example for others to choose to change…its working!
ON A LIGHTER NOTE!
I am packing for my little walk, keep in mind; I must try to think of everything I will bring. Since I will be walking with no money, I will not have the option of going to a store and getting what I forgot. I am sure about the word “Improvise” will be used a lot on my voyage?
As you might know, in Thailand, the language is very difficult! Most Thais do speak English; however, they only know three words?….“A-LITTLE-BIT.” Going shopping is an experience in itself.
You might remember my past encounter with a want-to help, employee at Big C (like a Wal-Mart) when I was trying to buy some sheets for my bed, after 20 minutes with the manager who said, “OK now I understand! He then took me to the meat department and showed me “the sheep for sale” well the fun continues….
Since my teeth are like stars…they come out at night, I tried to explain I wanted to get something to soak my dentures in overnight, so I can have a fresh smile when I wake up in the morning for my daily walk.
My explanation did not work, so I went to the “SHOW AND TELL” method. Yes, I took out my teeth and with a brushing movement, I said “CLEAN,” after a huge laugh and calling over all the other employees to show them my teeth. She motioned; I know what you need! Oh, I was so happy, until she returned with some Super Glue! I never did get my cleaning powder; guess; I will have to stick with my tooth paste.
All kinds of new support coming in, with huge possibilities, like BBC, who is making a documentary on “The Camino Experience,” Singer-songwriter and star on the reality show “Housewives” Kandi Burgess may become involved. Another singer Dizzee Rascal could be a part of our “Save a Child’s Life in Kenya” project. CED Trade said they would meet me at the end of the walk in Compostela, Spain to give me a “BIG” check for the kids. Crowley Town FC is also jumping right in with all kinds of P.R…. AMAZING…is all I can say!
Packing almost complete? I Did not get the backpack I wanted but the one I did find fit into my low-budget. I am still trying to keep with my 20-pound goal, weighting every ounce, coming soon, my “funny” packing list!
OK Guys, until next week, love & stuff…Jim
Remember, if you want to follow me during the walk, I will only be posting on Facebook, I will not be sending out anything to my email list because of my limited availability of a computer. Facebook… Jim Kaszynski or Jim’s Camino de Santiago.
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