We had a famous visitor to the homestead today; Rosie Swale Pope. We looked out next to the highway and someone was sitting under one of our trees enjoying the shade. We went down to check and see if she needed some help and started talking to her about her journey. We gave her some water and food while she told us about her life story. This is one amazing woman! I came in and did some online research and couldn’t believe some of the thing she has accomplished. She is a famous adventurer and motivational speaker who is currently running solo across The US pulling a 300 pound cart behind her that has all her supplies and this is where she sleeps at night! One of the things she claims is running 27 marathons in 27 days. I don’t know if I believe that! I think that would kill your body, I don’t care how fit you are. Just Google her name and you can read about some of her miraculous adventures. Below is an excerpt from an article in the Philadelphia Enquirer.
When you first meet United Kingdom’s Rosie Swale Pope, referred to by most people as just Rosie, you can’t help getting caught up in her enthusiasm and her love of life. She is on a mission to raise cancer awareness and to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to never give up. She made a stop in Philadelphia Wednesday and Thursday as a part of her journey to run the United States from New York to San Francisco.
“I first came to America as part of my sailing trip,” she said, referring to her solo transatlantic voyage in 1982. “I was blown away by how friendly America was.”
She also spent time here on her trip around the world. This time around she is exploring as much of the states as she can. She expects to run 10 to 12 miles a day. It should take her about 9 months to a year to complete this jaunt.
“I can do 17 miles a day and have even done 27 miles a day before, but this trip I want to spend more time meeting and talking with people,” she said.
When she leaves Philly, Rosie will be heading to Washington through Baltimore and she plans on stopping by the White House although she doesn’t expect to meet with the president. Then she will head to Louisville Kentucky and all the way west to San Francisco.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sportsdoc/Global-adventurer-Rosie-runs-across-America.html#AtFwyzL4QPcykHs1.99
Rosie has sailed around the world in a sailboat with her husband, and after his death from cancer, she sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, one of only 4 women to ever do so. She trekked alone 3000 miles on horseback through Chile and has run marathons all over the world, even through the Sahara Desert. We wish her well in her trek across America! God bless you Rosie!