My heart jumped as the turtle obliterated before my eyes. We’d just pulled over the side of the road to try and rescue him, but I saw the car coming at full speed and knew this little guy didn’t stand a chance. For the next ten miles we passed squashed turtle after squashed turtle. They seemed to like the hot but very dangerous pavement, and who wouldn’t after hibernating all winter long? It’s the ongoing friction between our world and theirs, right?
The turtle explosion was only one of many memorable moments on this quest so far. Hard to believe it’s been exactly one month! To celebrate we’ve assembled a collection of photos from the start, showcasing the journey.
We’ve camped every night (except four nights in Nashville), driven about 2,500 miles, visited four parks and created three posters. Currently out & about at Mesa Verde.
Best part so far?
Meeting so many kind, generous folks.
We hope you’ll sign up to continue following the quest! You’ll get to enjoy extra stories in a letter sent out once per week. You can also check out this story to learn more about the posters.