Thank You

Thank You

Hey Team,

Today is the 365th day of Amtrekker. (Although officially tomorrow is the first anniversary…wacky leap year.) It’s hard to believe I’m still out on the road after all this time. I’m not sure which PART is hard to believe. Is it more of a surprise that it has taken me this long to accomplish my goals or that I’ve actually managed to afford being homeless and unemployed this long?

Regardless, I know I couldn’t be doing this without help and it’s amazing how many people have come together to make Amtrekker happen. Whether it be a small donation or the opportunity to hang glide or drive a racecar or even just being there to follow along and spread the word it’s amazing how much you have all done for me in the last year. I feel like, quite literally, I’m the smallest piece of the puzzle here and I’m just glad that I have the ability to share my adventures with all of you in turn.

So, although tomorrow is the “big day” and this weekend will be the celebratory trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon I can’t help but think of this as an important day and get lost in reflection every time I sit still.

Basically I just wanted to make sure I took a day to thank all of you for helping make this adventure possible and take this moment in particular to ask about your opinions on the last year. Is there anything I can do to make things more enjoyable for you folks? Is there something different you would like to see in the videos? Do you have a “favorite” video from the last year?

In short: What do you think about what’s already happened and how can I improve on that for whatever comes next?

Thank you all so much!

There’s still so much to do. I’m not done yet.


There’s a long way to go. If you want to help out (and enjoy following along) feel free to donate!

Don’t let me stop you.

8 Replies to “Thank You”

  1. Enjoy your time in the Canyon, avoid the snakes and don’t break anything.

    Did you ever think how this is going to look on your resume?

    “2007-2008 Homeless and Unemployed.”

  2. I think my favorite podcasts have been on the objectives that you were most excited about because you can really tell just how happy you are…and of course the ones where you were on the tube. šŸ™‚ I get really excited when I see my brother on. haha

    I can’t believe it’s already been a year, but what a great year it’s been for you! šŸ™‚ Good job brother, keep up the good work!

  3. Brett, your Grandpa and I Ditto everything Jess said. Just be as careful when you ride the Ostrich. Gramtrekker.

  4. @Kristy: Thanks!

    @Anatomicsd: Great now you scared my pop! Everyone knows he has Indiana Jones complex. If you tell him there are snakes at the Grand Canyon we’re going to have to throw him down to get him to the bottom!

    But the resume thing is a good point. I’m think I’ll just have to class it up a little.

    “2007-2008 Freelance Adventurer”

    @Jess: Thanks, Jester! I wish you could be at the Canyon this weekend!!!

    @Gramtrekker: Thanks!

    @Popamtrekker: You can do it Pop! He meant steaks! There are steaks in the Grand Canyon! Honest.

  5. Love your podcast, i would love to see a daily more or less podcast even if they would be only a minute or so, and to be honest i think sometimes your jornuny is my favorite part of your podcast then some of the stuff on your list…if you ever write a book about your travels one day i would read it, a lot of people would love to be in your shoes, i would love to see some video of your greyhound trips, keep up the great work, i will be more then sad when your list is done, i look forward to your videos everyweek!!!

  6. It’s not often I get thanks, so I skipped from the title of the post directly to the bottom to say You’re Welcome. If I read the post, there’s a chance that you might thank someone else too. Can’t take that risk.

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