Today is the 68th anniversary of the beginning of the Bataan Death March. My thoughts are out in the desert of New Mexico, remembering our...Read More
Bataan Memorial Death March: Team Relentless Is Ready
I’ve got packing lists in email, scribbled on scraps of paper, and scrawled on the white board in our kitchen. Tomorrow I’m making trail mix to take on the road and cooking a batch of chili so we have something comforting to eat when we return on Monday as (tired) conquering heroes.
We’ve learned how to wear all of our gear. I needed remedial help with my gaiters.
And we know that Bonita can walk faster than all of us, even wearing this 35-lb. vest.
We’ve coordinated wardrobes, ensured we have blister first aid (thanks, Bonita!), identified where we’ll be getting post-March grub (thanks, Dave!), and procured a stash of Sunbutter.
We’ve made a new friend we can wave to out in the desert. Hi, Dave!
And we got the good news that Bernie’s mom Diana (who’s pretty rad for lots of reasons, like this one and this one) is marching in solidarity with us. On Sunday, she and “Team Fearless,” a.k.a., her nephews S and G, will be doing a March in California while we’re doing the Bataan Memorial Death March… it’s a multi-state, multi-generational confluence of awesome sauce.
I’ll be live blogging via Twitter while we’re gone. (Good heavens to Betsy Ross! It was painful to type that sentence. I’m not a fan of my iPhone or Twitter or being connected 24/7… but I want y’all to share our adventure so…)
I’ll be live blogging via Twitter while we’re gone so you can see what we see and learn about blisters as they happen! Unless things at White Sands Missile Range are too super top secret, in which case, I’ll tell you all about it when we get home.
The happy Team Relentless…
The mean Team Relentless…
Nothing left to do now but March.