About the Trip
My name is Eric Armstrong, I'm from Danbury, Connecticut, and I am 24 years old. From April 7th to May 7th in 2013, I walked from Provincetown, MA to the New York border in Kent, CT. The original idea for my trip was to walk all the way across the United States to San Francisco, but after traveling almost 300 miles on my own two feet I decided I would enjoy a hybrid cross-country trip in a car much better. The whole idea for the trip spurred from my interest in traveling, meeting new friends, and a strong desire to discover the essence and heartbeat of the American land and its people; I'm excited now to achieve these goals and be fulfilled while avoiding the risks and hardships of strictly traveling on foot. This blog will contain written entries, pictures, and video updates for anyone who would like to follow my progress as I continue my journey.
"There are some in our generation obsessed with exploring this truth.
That our every day lives may reveal just as much thrill and passion as any adventure story; that the reality of our surroundings can be just as wondrous and moving as any world we create in our minds; that pure compassion and love exist not only in broad strokes of self-sacrifice, but in the simplest of actions; that for every place in the road where our knowledge and perception stands, there are infinite unknown footholds behind us and before us; a Great Elsewhere.
This is what gives us hope."