Sunday, July 19, 2009

Was that a giant earth ball!?

On our way to church this morning I was taking my usual nap when I was nudged by Seth to wake me up. I looked at him and he was like "Did you see that? Look behind you!" So I turned around and looked out the back window. By that time all I could see was a big ball rolling down the side of the road in the opposite direction. I said "What was that?" "I think it was a man with a dog and pushing a giant earth ball." I had to find out if anyone else had seen this and looked up "Walking earth ball missouri" into google search. This is what came up in the results... http://www.worldguy.org/ Erik Bendl is walking from Louisville, Kentucky to Kansas City (or farther) to raise awareness for diabetes. He is promoting exercise to help or prevent the disease.


On our way back from church we decided that if we saw him again we would stop and talk to him and take a picture. Sure enough right before we got into Sedalia he was stopped at a gas station. Seth asked him if he had eaten yet but the man told him he just ate a hamburger. So Seth insisted on buying something for him, he asked for a candy bar and a gatorade. While Seth went in to buy I petted the dog named "Nice." It was a sweet dog!

What a creative way to raise awareness huh? I thought so.

15 comments:

ARTLIFE said...

All I can say is WOW!! That is great!

Darlene Martin said...

Fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I passed him, I was headed East on 50 and he was headed West and Hwy 7 and 50. This was at 4:45pm today.
I was like you, needed a double take; and an internet connection to see what was up. This is an interesting way to bring awareness I must add.

Geekdetails said...

HA! I knew I wasn't nuts. I told my husband I saw a dude with a giant earth ball when I was traveling to the base and he didn't believe me. I didn't have my camera or I'd have pulled over to take a photo. Now I can just show him this and go HAHAHAHA not so nuts after all!

Jamie said...

Ha! That is sooo awesome that we both saw him and blogged it! We kept seeing him so after work one day, we were determined to find him and talk to him. We found him outside Pizza Hut. =)

Wens Words said...

I just spotted Earth Ball Man and his dog in Maryland this morning as I drove to work. Googled to see what he was about, and found your blog. Thanks! They are STILL going! Hike on, Mr. Earth Ball Man and your Dog!

Peggy said...

We saw him today on Rt. 27 headed toward Westminster, MD! He really has come a long way! Great story, thanks.

Jon said...

My girlfriend and I were driving north on route 9 between Delaware City and New Castle, DE yesterday, May 10th. When we saw him walking stopped by a Delaware State Trooper. I was like what the heck, so I googled it, and low and behold, I found out who and what he is doing. More power to ya buddy!

Anonymous said...

Just spotted him on US 1 in Melbourne, FL! Found your site on Google. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

just saw him in tittusville fl with his dog, very cool! what an amazing thing to do.

Anonymous said...

saw him today outside brunswick,ga

Anonymous said...

We just passed him at the NC ~SC boarder on Monday, February 28, 2011.

Anonymous said...

I just saw him near Hokah, MN. It is awesome for what he is doing. Going to stop on my way back home to Iowa to say hi. Now that I know he likes gatoraide I will stop & pick one up for him.

Anonymous said...

He is near callaway mn today! I'm passed him this morning . Hoping I see him again so I can bring him a water and him and his dog some snacks.

Anonymous said...

I SAW EARTH BALL MAN THIS MORNING 9.30 AM..ON 99W SOUTH OF AMITY OREGON WITH HIS DOG ..HIS EARTH BALL LOOKS LIKE IT GOT BIGGER. BE SAFE EARTH BALL-MAN/DOG.