Monday, July 27, 2009

July 26th 2009

North Carolina is so close...

WAIT!! I'm in North Carolina!!!

Yes, It's true I crossed the North Carolina border today with my Mother, Megan, and Dexter the Rat (the official mascot, He is a mini rat terrier around 9 pounds (he was 8 pounds, but increased protein diet and much walking he has gained a whole pound!!!)

We crossed to North Carolina sometime this morning, and we are all still in high spirits. D.C. seems so close and I'm loving this entire journey. The people I'm meeting, the things that I get to see and the Sunsets I witness are some of the most beautiful I think anyone has ever seen. I also have discovered things that people would just drive by, such as an abandoned house that was overgrown with plant life and the foundation had fallen through, but it shows just how powerful mother nature can be.

Or the rivers and streams that most cars would fly past I have seen up close. Some are the most gorgeous bodies of water ever, and the wild life around these rivers make them so gorgeous.

That just about everything I wanted to inform you guys about. I'm making progress and will be in D.C. in not time. (by car... by walking I would say about 2-3 weeks)

Thank you all for your constant support and kind words. Please be sure to comment about the blog here. I would love to hear what you guys think.

David Ashby


  1. David, I check on your posts everyday to hear about your journey! I am inspired by your insight and reflections along the way, and I'm sure others are as well. What you're doing is so significant. And it's more than most people will ever do to make an impact for a cause they believe in. Don't ever lose your desire to "do"; it will take you so far in life! I am humbled by your commitment and conviction.

  2. Hey David - I have been keeping tabs on your journey ... and just wanted to let you know you've been in my thoughts for weeks!! You are one special kid and I am so very proud of you. You are touching many lives ... All the best to you!! Mr. Wilkinson

  3. 1 more state david!!!

  4. Mr. Wilkinson!!!! Its David, How have you been?

    Contact me through my Website E-mail so I can talk to you.

  5. Jeffrey BursteinJuly 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM


    you doing a great job. keep on going this is outstanding work. good luck on your trip. be safe :) keep the update going

  6. DDDaaavvviiidd!!!! wish you were my son!! you are so wise beyond your years! Go david!!! melissa

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  8. David,
    I am constantly amazed by your insight as you continue your journey. It is very inspiring to hear the voice in your writing about all of the things we tend to take for granted. Besides helping to change views on homelessness - especially children - you are going to be a changed young man. God bless you as you finish your journey. You are getting so close to your destination. Godspeed and let me know when you are coming back to Orlando. Would love to hear everything about the trip.
    Mrs. Keeler