Some of us like to go on walks to look at flowers, get some fresh air, spy on the neighbors, but there are some, namely one, who like to walk for other reasons. Awhile back my uncle, Dennis Crowley, began a walk that ended up taking him all the way down Route 66 (and no, it wasn’t to spy on the neighbors). While to some the idea of such a walk seems absurd and downright weird, Dennis isn’t necessarily one you would categorize that way. The following excerpt from his website, walkingamessage.com, helps put into perspective this idea of walking America’s historic highways, an endeavor now called Cross Roads.
Cross Roads is a unique undertaking with a single purpose and a simple message. By promoting America’s historic highways Cross Roads seeks to call attention to our country’s Christian heritage. The purpose for covering these highways on foot is to make the statement that America needs to return to and walk in her spiritual “old paths.” Simply put, Cross Roads is “Walking a Message” to America.
You can read more regarding Dennis and how this first walk came to be here.
You might have noticed I just said “first.” That’s right, his first walk was Route 66. Dennis felt called to embark upon another journey and has thus set out to walk across America via The Lincoln Highway, which stretches from Lincoln Park in San Francisco all the way to Times Square in New York City. He began this second walking adventure in September of 2008 and is currently walking another leg of it as I type.
If you wish to know more about Cross Roads and the message behind it, please visit the website and take a look around. Contact information is also available on the website should you have further inquiries or simply the desire to speak with Dennis or offer any words of encouragement.