Seeing America — by foot

One day he just decided to start walking.

George Throop decided that it was time to answer a calling, step out of the normal and do something different than his usual day-to-day life.

“I was manager of security of a high-rise building and it took care of my needs, but I wanted something more,” Throop said.

His walk across America started a year and a half ago on Sept. 20, 2009 from Washington State. He had originally scheduled nine months for the walk, but two months after he started he decided to slow down the pace and focus more on enjoying the journey.

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