Day-53: UC San Diego to Mission San Diego de Alcala

The final 16.7 miles landed me at the Statue of Junipero Serra at the very first of the 21 missions. I was full of emotion as I embraced him–882 miles with lots of mini-experiences that have re-charged me in their own way. I have an AMTRAK ticket back home where I need some time to reflect on all of it. Thanks to all for their support and good wishes–they had their magical effect in the background.






  1. RB — 11-13-2012 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration, I was honored to have witnessed the final leg of your amazing journey. Safe Travels my friend, Roland Bergin

  2. Al & Andy — 11-14-2012 at 12:39 am

    Kurt – Andy and I have been keenly interested in your travels as related through your blog. Hope to catch up with all the mini-stories and details of your remarkable journey soon. Your are truly a Renaissance man! Al

  3. Patty — 11-14-2012 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations on a MUY Buen Camino! I KNOW Padre Serra is PLEASED!

  4. Claudia — 11-15-2012 at 5:24 pm

    Glad you are home safe after this incredible journey!
    It seems so long ago that I picked you and took you back to Mission San Jose…and the following night you were taken in by the Eagleson clan at Mission Santa Clara for the night…just two of the nights during your first week on the walk!!
    Congratulations on this very personal accomplishment! Love you and hope to see you soon!