United States 22 April: Rising Sun, MD - Baltimore, MD

Rising Sun - 600 Children Greet Us After Sunrise

Staying at the Country Inn and Suites last night gave us a well needed rest in a very nice accommodation.

The women's team were kindly hosted last night by the lovely Nuevo Inn and Suites in Newark, Delaware.

Zuzka starts out on a chilly early morning run into Maryland.

Anna also enjoys her morning run.

Over 600 children and teachers greeted us at the Rising Sun Elementary School this morning

Harita and Abhejali racing in a funny skit

Harita knocks Abhejali off the track and the kids judge whether this is a demonstration of harmony or not

The children feel peace in their hearts

Singing and acting our World Harmony song

Everyone seems to enjoy the actions

Lorraine Bell, Mrs. Isaac and Mrs. Fitzpatrick were all instrumental in arranging for us to come and participate with the children

Many of the children were able to hold the torch afterwards and think of something peaceful to add to the torch

Back on the road

A little construction can slow you down but also offers a chance to share the torch again

A proud lunch-meister

Getting on the road after a long morning

Dennis poses in front of the LOVE mural in Baltimore

These enthusiastic children from the AFYA Public Charter School along our route going into Baltimore were happy they bumped into us and were proud to hold the torch.

We are grateful to Hosteling International in Baltimore which offered us great facilities for the night.

A big thank you to America's Best Value Inn for accomodating our womens team and taking great care of us all!