|The festivities the night before the swim.|
|Beth and I in our activist/lifer hat|
What a day. The sun was shining the temperature was a warm 77 degrees and the water was in the mid sixties. As I plunged into the water to do my 22nd swim and probably the last of this year I thought of how far this crazy venture has taken us--from Washington to North Carolina--coast to coast. It has been quite the year.
New Bern is now my new favorite city with the kindest people around and a setting that is out of this world. I hate to brag too much about it and create a massive influx of people here but it truly is a unique place and one I've never experienced anywhere else. I feel that I have just made a dozen best friends who have my back. They all are passionate about finding a cure and embraced both of us as if we were family.
Thank you New Bern for your hospitality and support. You may be nominated for the best city award of all my swimming holes.
Thanks for reading # 377 of 7777.
|The proud mayor of his city|