Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 24th 2009

I will start walking later on tonight after C.R., C.R. stands for Celebrate Recovery, which is for people who have been addicted to something and came through with the help of their faith.

As we were leaving the shelter to go to C.R. I met a man named Doug who is bicycling from Naples, Florida to Caribou, Maine to prove to himself that he can. Very cool guy, who taught us several skills, such as if you go to a small town Sheriff's Dept. they will point you in the direction of a safe place to sleep for the night.

I was invited by several people to join them at C.R. because they wanted me to speak and tell my story. So I did, and received a Standing Ovation. Shortly after we said our good byes and continued on the road once more.

I would like to give a shout out to the people I met here...

Simon-You were a great guy to meet and talk to, Very talented and strong. You have left a mark on me and also this journey, I hope to see you again after I finish the Walk.

Jason-Loved talking to you about may things from Disturbed to Politics, I can't wait to speak to you once more.

Diane-I enjoyed talking to you about many things from personal life problems to your relationship with your son, I'm glad that I got to meet such an inspirational person during this trip.

Libby and Pete-You two are the funniest people who work together I've ever seen. I thank you for your support for this Cause.

Everyone Else-I really appreciate you guys for bringing me in and sharing your stories with me.

Now For The Random Side Notes...

*When digging in Myrtle Beach's sands be sure to wear gloves or protective gear, because the sand has many shell fragments.

*Myrtle Beach has many beautiful shells and many shark teeth.

*People in Myrtle Beach love to shout profane words or comments at people walking on the side walks.

*The City of Myrtle Beach has outlawed sleeping in your own car, or even standing in a doorway for too long, This is evidence of the Criminalization of Homelessness.

*High tide in Myrtle Beach is treacherous, unless raised in a state that has ocean on 75% of it's State lines.

David Ashby


  1. david you truly are a hero!

  2. Awesome, David! I'm so proud to have known you.

    What's your opinion on homelessness and reading? Where would you keep/protect your books in a shelter or against the elements? Are local libraries welcoming places for homeless kids to continue learning & reading?

    - Mrs. Barry