Aug. 9, 2016 Live from the road

Hampton Beach, N.H. - Boston, Mass.

Reported by Arpan DeAngelo 48.0 mi

Thank you to America's Best Inn for for the friendly service in hosting our women's team in Portsmouth tonight.

At the hotel we ran into some very nice tourists who kindly shared the torch with us to add their hopes and dreams for peace.

The men's team was kindly hosted by the Holiday Inn just across the street in Portsmouth.

We are so grateful for the chance to stay in such a nice hotel.

On our morning run we met many great people along the way who offered kind words and shared the torch with our runners.

For a while we were still close to the Atlantic Ocean and met some great people there as well.

A bright sunny day and a fresh ocean breeze was a great way to start the day.

We all met for a run into our first destination of the day in Newburyport, Massachussets.

Mananya, one of our local coordinators, carries the torch for the run in.

We were warmly greeted by 18 children and some happy counselors there.

We started our presentation in the shade as the sun grew hotter by the minute.

The children were very good at guessing our countries and at finding peace in their own hearts.

Our skits on peaceful or non-peaceful behaviour is always popular with the kids.

Thumbs up for approval from Spiderman.

Teaching the children one of our songs on harmony written by Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run.

Janelle(right), accepts our gifts of gratitude for inviting us to share this event with the children.

The children offer their kind thoughts and wishes for peace as they pass the torch.

Running on the peace train

A great group of happy peace lovers.

The children love to guess some of the songs Arpan plays for them on the harmonica.

After the ceremony our good friends from the Boston area offered us a nice brunch at a nearby park.

We enjoyed the peaceful view of a lake nearby.

It was back on the road again to our next destination.

This whole area is the beginnings of our nation with settlements in the early days of the colonies.

Suchesta, one of our helpful local coordinators, leads us to our next destination.

We had the honor of passing the torch and offering our Torch Bearer Award to Dr. Martha Herbert, a well know doctor and researcher at the Sancta Maria Hospital in Cambridge.

Begabhati, one of our local coordinators and good friend who is a homeopathic doctor, introduces Dr. Herbert and tells us about her important work with autistic children.

Dr. Herbert and research associate Linda accept some of our gifts for their wonderful and important medical work.

We are grateful to both of them for their tireless and valuable work and to Begabhati for arranging such an inspiring meeting.

Our next presentation was in nearby Belmont at the St. Joseph's Parish BASEC Camp.

Sweta from Nepal finds someone who guessed her country.

Pierre and Arpan accompany the singers and children with one of our songs.

We had a very special guest to honor at the ceremony today.

Becca Pizzi from this town of Belmont competed in the World Marathon Challenge this past January.

We offered her our Torch Bearer Award for completing 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. She won all of them for the womens race!

Assistant Director of the camp, Nicole Pond, accepts our Certificate of Appreciation and a painting by Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run, entitled 'Love The Children'.

Becca tells us of her long and arduous experience in the World Marathon Challenge.

After our long day on the road we were hosted by our good friends in the Boston area for a great dinner and relaxation at the home of Begabhati and Mananya.

A little clean-up after dinner.

Our wonderful hosts in Arlington at Beghabati's house after dinner. We are very grateful to all of them for the kindness and generosity they offered during our events and stay here in the Boston area.

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (US), Ashadeep Volkhardt (AU), Harita Davies (NZ), Oliveria Lopez (FR), Pierre Lantuas (FR), Puroga Theobald (HU), Sanaz Datubar (IR), Sweta Pradhan (NP), Tavishi Matthews (AU), Victoria Aguila (CO), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (CA).  
Photographers
Harita Davies, Victoria Aguila, Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 48.0 mi from Hampton Beach, N.H. to Boston, Mass..

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