Credit: Dale Sanders' Facebook page
For any of you that don’t know Dale Sanders’ story, this may be a trip more than worth your while to follow. First, Dale Sanders is attempting to become the oldest man to solo paddle the full length of the Mississippi River’s 2,340 miles. He will celebrate his 80th birthday in just a few days. Second, he is dedicating the trip to his Grand-Niece, Anna, who has Type I diabetes, so his canoe is also named Anna in her honor. The goal of the trip is to help raise funds for diabetes research in Anna's name..
I have been watching their SPOT tracker all day as they make their way north to Lake Itasca, MN, for the start from the river’s source. It looks like they should get to Lake Itasca today. You can follow the entire trip to the Gulf of Mexico by simply clicking the “Follow Anna’s SPOT Tracker” link in the right margin under Favorite Links. You will also find Dale Sanders’ Facebook page link there as well.
If you would like to help Dale and Anna, you will find several links on Dale’s Facebook page for making a contribution to their cause. Thank you.