I ran down my long driveway today to the mailbox!
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ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego.
Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people including family members and friends who have joined him at different parts along his journey.
He started his trek Oct. 7, 2013 on the sands of San Diego, weaving his way over the months and years through the southern United States until he reached St. Simon’s Island in Georgia on Saturday morning.
“Oh, it’s great,” Andrus told The Brunswick News (Ernest Andrus completes his cross-country journey | Local News) after the run was over. “I’m glad to have finished and met the goal. But I wish it wasn’t over.”