California Beerzine Presents: Nick Walks America Victory Beers Nov. 19th
For the past 5 months, Nick Moffatt has been walking across the country to raise money for the American and Royal British Legions. Along the way, he’s been writing an excellent online travel journal, which he updates from the road via cell phone.
He started in New York back on June 17th. Here’s a little taste from Day One of the Nick Walks America blog:
Hello all. Well its the end of day 1 & I am still alive. Ive camped up somewhere in New Jersey by a very nice river, about 13 miles from Staten Island. It’s gonna be squirrel for breakfast too if they dont stop dropping things on my head. So far there’s been no blisters, muggings, crying or passing out. I did see a pretty cool car chase in manhattan though, not that im condoning car theft. Still hasnt sunk in that I’ve actually started, oh well, only 2,985 miles to go…
Wow. When was the last time you walked 3,000 miles? As a native Angeleno, I’m not even sure I’ve walked that far in my whole life, and to do it all at once just seems plain crazy. And obviously I’m not the only one who thinks this guy is a bit crazy. Along the way, he’s been mistaken for an escaped convict, a midget, Mr. Bean, and perhaps worst of all, an Australian.
If you have a few minutes, head over to Nick Walks America and pick up the story from his June archives. It’s a great account of a huge adventure, and I’ve had a great time catching up to speed with this firsthand account of a Brit crossing the US on foot.
There’s only one thing I can think of that would be more fun than reading Nick’s travelogue, and that’s going out next week to throw back a few Victory Beers with the man himself!
Yes, that’s right. Next Wednesday, the 19th, you can join California Beerzine at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica for an evening of victory beers with Nick. Prepare to be enthralled by his stories from the road! To be charmed by his rugged good looks! To be sickened by the grotesque swelling around his ankles!
In honor of Nick’s huge feat, the Daily Pint will be pulling out some very special beers. You can expect all four(!!) beer engines to be running, the Daily Pint will post a list on their website a couple days prior to the event.
And in the spirit of Veteran’s Day, the Daily Pint will be donating a portion of all cask ale sales to the American Legion Legacy Fund, a scholarship fund for children of military personnel killed in active duty.
Please spread the word and help Nick raise funds for this very worthy cause. As much as Nick would love for you to buy him a pint, I’m sure he’d also love it if you would donate whatever you can to the American and Royal British Legion.
If you are unable to make it to the Pint, you can find links to donation pages on NickWalksAmerica.org, The Royal British Legion, or The American Legion.