Day 23

G-man and Whitehorn

April 18th, 2010

Last night I stopped at the American Legion in Knox to see if they'd let me pitch my tent there. They wouldn't, but a couple of people at the bar made some phone calls and found me a nearby lawn I could use. Gary Sr. (Whitehorn) bought me a few beers and I sat and talked with him and his son Gary Jr. (G-man) for a while. They had a lot of good stories to tell (during their military days, Whitehorn danced with Jayne Mansfield and G-man had tea and dates with King Fahd of Saudi Arabia), and they were both really supportive of my walk and the fact that I'm doing it all for its own sake. They offered to drive me to their house for the night, and G-man said he would bring me back to where I left off in the morning, but I'm still hoping to find lodging each night en route, so I set up my tent in the nearby yard instead.


  1. Heather Buelow says:

    Lovin’ those shirts!

  2. Emily Aronson says:

    For a minute, I thought G-man and King Fahd dated for a little bit…then I realized that he was just having tea and fruit with him…although I suppose that could be considered a date.

  3. Scott says:

    The Legion probably wouldn’t let you camp there because they thought you were a hippie. :-)

  4. Anthony says:

    Yeah, the date thing threw me for a second also, till palced the region with the fruit

  5. Nadia says:

    Yeah, when I first read this I thought they were dating! I had to reread… also, the picture makes it seem like they’re hugging or something :P But their shirts are tooooooo cool.

  6. Stephen says:

    Whitehorn danced with Jayne Mansfield! No wonder he’s still taking oxygen.

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