The governor (aka "Rick") decided to join the hike. Even though he sees himself as a 30-year-old "swashbuckler," he thought that, as a 60-year-old rancher, he could lend some credibility to my cause by joining me on my hike. And it's worked. For the past two days I've been interviewed by two news stations and two newspapers. His goal was to walk across the county--which we've already done--but he's decided to hang in there until his feet give out.
Rick, triumphant, after getting to the county line, 50 miles from our starting point.
Rick with Channel 8 News in Lincoln, NE
A woman in the town of Fairmont, NE found my blog and invited Rick and I to stay at her house. A fine meal and grand accommodations.