May 5, 2018 Live from the road

Memphis, TN - Brinkley, AR

Reported by Rupasi Young, Tanuja Konečná 65.0 mi

Thank you Hyatt Place Memphis/Wolfchase Galleria for having us..

...and thank you Fairfield Inn & Suites in Memphis East/Galleria.

On our way to Arkansas we strolled by the Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis. They celebrated their 7th year anniversary and kindly offered to make us lunch to go.

Thank you Cristy and Adam, it was great meeting you and your family.

Meanwhile other teammates are running.

Time for lunch. Yippee!

On our way to Forrest City we met lot's of people who shared with us their wishes, prayers and hopes for peace.

Forrest City Mayor, Larry S. Bryant was already awaiting us.

Mayor Bryant shared some history of Forrest City, his birthplace.

He presented us with a proclamation naming May 5th as Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run day.

We thanked him with a Certificate of Appreciation and offered him a plaque with one of Sri Chinmoy paintings.

Mayor Bryant was accompanied by his brother Don. Brodie Johnson from the local media was also there.

...and he ran with us!

Mayor Bryant arranged for a police escort for Sveta when leaving Forrest City.

Thanks to the Forrest City Fire Department for helping us service our RV.

And who else held the torch today?

A kind passer-by gave Sveta a bottle of water.

Let's go Rupasi!!

Arpan met Tim Astin, farmer from Forrest City, AR. Tim was very generous and treated us to a wonderful Mexican dinner at Los Pinos restaurant in Brinkley.

Thank you Tim!

Thank you Los Pinos for the great service.

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Kaspars Rutkis (Latvia), Nikolaus Drekonja (Austria), Rupasi Young (United States), Svetlana Perevozchikova (Russia), Tanuja Konečná (Czech Republic), Zuzana Klásková (Czech Republic).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Banshidhar Medeiros, Harita Davies, Kaspars Zakis, Nikolaus Drekonja, Svetlana Perevozchikova, Tanuja Konečná
The torch has travelled 65.0 mi from Memphis, TN to Brinkley, AR.

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