May 1, 2016 Live from the road

Brunswick, GA - Jacksonville, FL

Reported by Ashadeep Volkhardt, Tavishi Matthews 68.0 mi

As we continue to head south, the Peace Run team runs all of its miles in the morning. We appreciated the cool, tranquil beauty of the adjacent swamp lands and forests. Most of us have never been in this part of the US before. Some of us even saw armadillos for the first time in our lives - a very unusual looking creature. Unfortunately we have no photos from the sightings.

Cheerful and enthusiastic locals joined the Run as it journeyed along Route 17.

Saying goodbye.

While a ten thousand mile running journey may appear overwhelming, the team just takes it one day at a time, one step at a time.

We were enchanted by the variety of beautiful and often fragrant flowers growing along the sides of the road. Here was one example.

Crossing the George/Florida state border.

The mens team ran from the St Marys River area.

We take video footage of the Run when opportunities arise. Sarankhuu from Mongolia is currently our chief camerman and is seen here in action doing some much needed stretching.

A friendly group of cyclists says hello.

Holding the torch.

The Peace Run team met with the Jacksonville Unity Church congregation at midday. The Pastor warmly welcomed us.

There were many inspiring posters and artworks on display inside the Unity Church.

Young peace lovers.

A huge thank you to Jacksonville Unity Church for all of your encouragement and kind hospitality.

Torch carried by
Akbota Jumabayeva (Kazakhstan), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Ashadeep Volkhardt (Australia), Luana Koch (Germany), Pierre Lantuas (France), Puroga Theobald (Hungary), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sarankhuu Jargal (Mongolia), Tavishi Matthews (Australia).  
Akbota Jumabayeva, Luana Koch, Pierre Lantuas, Sarankhuu Jargal, Tavishi Matthews
The torch has travelled 68.0 mi from Brunswick, GA to Jacksonville, FL.

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