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[*] posted on 8-18-2017 at 03:29 PM
The Mission Walker, a new book in 2017 by a woman who was told she only had 3 months to live!


I was in Costco (San Marcos) a couple days ago, and as I went by the book table, look at what they had a pile of!



I had read about this while I was in Baja, two weeks ago and almost asked my wife to go on Amazon and order me a copy so I could see it when I got home!

I will give you more feedback after I read it, but it was way cool to see the 2012 book I co-authored (The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834) was mentioned in the book's list of historical sources. There was a typo saying the year was 1934, and Howard Gulick is listed as Howard Bulick. Hardly a big deal... but you guys know me!

In a nutshell, the author was given 3 months to live (cancer) and she didn't accept that by first walking the El Camino Real between the 21 Alta California missions and then riding a mule (and walking too) on the Camino Real or close from Loreto to Tijuana...

I am anxious to see if she connected with our other Camino Real mule lady, 'Baja Bucko' or the other Nomad lady mule rider, 'Mula'!

It is hardback, over 311 pages, color photos, and I can't wait to get to it!

Edie tells her story of when she decided to walk and beating cancer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoIgxb7ylbg

The blessing and beginnings at Loreto:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGzn_KYGHDk&feature=yout...

Edie talks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1klvIURrRE&feature=yout...

The website and more links: http://themissionwalker.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMissionWalker/



[Edited on 8-19-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 8-19-2017 at 12:53 PM
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We all here on Nomad also know how Baja can change our lives, forever, right? ;D

[Edited on 8-19-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 8-19-2017 at 07:59 PM


Songs like a strong lady. I have wondered what I would do if I got a terminal illness.
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[*] posted on 8-20-2017 at 09:49 AM


http://angelusnews.com/articles/the-mission-walker-back-on-e...

https://twitter.com/ediesundby/status/863172632304246785

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[*] posted on 8-21-2017 at 05:09 PM


Glad she was able to make it happen
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[*] posted on 8-21-2017 at 05:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ehall  
Songs like a strong lady. I have wondered what I would do if I got a terminal illness.


As I get older I too think about what I would do if I had a terminal illness. I think I would like to do something like she did. Since I love college football maybe meet the coaches that I admire the most. Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher, Urban Myers, Mack Brown, Dabo Swinney, Bobby Bowden, Chris Petersen and Pete Carroll to name a few.
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[*] posted on 8-22-2017 at 09:14 AM


Haven't read the book yet, but I mean to . . . she was passing through the San Ignacio area when I was there last. I do admire her pluck.
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[*] posted on 8-29-2017 at 05:52 PM
See and hear Edie on TV...


https://youtu.be/d4K3DqpKRBo





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[*] posted on 8-30-2017 at 09:38 AM


WOW...what an amazing woman and story...I cant believe this is the first I have heard of her...what an inspiration!



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[*] posted on 8-30-2017 at 10:43 AM


Raymundo Vargas who rides with me and bajacalifornian and takes care of my mules in Loreto guided Edie from Loreto to La Purisima. Then another guide took over. Raymundo has his wife along during his part. He s delighted to find she survived. He has been wondering for 2 years what became of Edie.
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[*] posted on 8-30-2017 at 08:28 PM


I never heard of her either!



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[*] posted on 10-6-2017 at 02:33 PM
Video from El Camino Real


See a short section of the mission road in this latest video post and hear Edie's comments as she is thrashed by Baja's thorny plants while riding a mule!

https://www.facebook.com/TheMissionWalker/videos/13667689734...




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