Following are accounts of the day from Bob Crowley, Elke Reimer & Jennifer Hemmen. View more photos on the Expedition Photos page.
Bob Crowley-We cannot shape the words to express our gratitude for your messages, support and love. Trust us – WE FEEL IT. Although we haven’t been able to respond, we sense your spirit and it lightens our load tremendously. We will float across the rolling hills to Johnson’s Ranch. Godspeed and onward.
In about one hour we will set foot on the Johnson Ranch property. Then, 1.5 miles later we will end our journey precisely on the site of the Johnson Ranch adobe house where the seven Forlorn Hope were brought, ending their 33 day journey. There we will pay a final tribute to these courageous American pioneers. God bless the Forlorn Hope. God bless all of you who have supported us. And God bless America.
Elke Reimer-I cannot unwrap my feelings right now, as I am sure you can understand, but what an indescribable, emotional journey. Thank you all for your overwhelming love and support.
Jennifer Hemmen-We are so grateful for the help and support of countless people along the way to provide this window into the past.