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THE WALK HOME: May 15 - October 26, 2019

 

The Happiness Walk will complete its journey back to New England this fall after seven years and 10,000 miles. Paula Francis will end this last leg of the Walk at the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA after walking from Salt Lake City, UT where she left off before the snow hit the Rockies. With mountains, prairies, and cornfields – plus snow and the heat of summer – to conquer, Paula looks forward to every step. She invites her walking buddies, hosts, and new friends to join her in celebration of the completion of this momentous project on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

MANY thousands of interviews have been recorded to determine our common values in the United States; and MORE are yet to come as the Walk makes its way back east. After a thorough analysis, GNHUSA will work to infuse these values, your values, into public discourse and policy. It make sense that what matters most to us, to you, is what we ought to nurture, measure, and actively grow – making happiness our new bottom line.

Specific towns and targeted dates are listed below. This is a fluid journey so follow Facebook and Instagram to keep abreast of Paula’s whereabouts as she continues to walk and talk seriously about happiness!

Please be in touch to nominate hosts or other volunteer support people. If you haven’t already, you too can add your voice by using the online survey tool.

We have begun the analysis of our research data: the interviews. Please consider making a tax-free donation to help put this task on the fast-track. You can also view our new video promo to wet your appetite for an eventual GNHUSA documentary here. Still want more? How about watching Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show here or listening here to the Next Economy Now podcast with Paula and Andrew Baskin, Partner at @LIFT_Economy.

Look for updates on Facebook where we post interviews as they happen and interesting findings along the journey. We appreciate all the hosts, drivers, walkers, funders, and the many amazing people who share their stories who make this Walk possible.

There are many ways to be a part of this –  sign up on our volunteer form or email us.

Only $10,000 needed to complete the Happiness Walk.

Your support is much appreciated and will go a long way!

 

ROUTES & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Towns listed are the destinations for the day. Rides to and from beginning and ending points are always appreciated for hosting or other resources (e.g. food).

LEG 16: SALT LAKE CITY, UT to BOSTON, MA (2815 MILES)
MAY 15th to OCTOBER 26th, 2019

LAST LEG!

05/15   Salt Lake City, UT
05/16  Salt Lake City, UT
05/17  Salt Lake City, UT
05/18   Draper, UT
05/19   Lehi, UT
05/20  Midway, UT
05/21   Heber City, UT
05/22   Heber City, UT
05/23  walk 25
05/24  Duchesne, UT
05/25  Roosevelt, UT
05/26  Vernal, UT
05/27  Vernal, UT
05/28  Dinosaur, CO
05/29  walk 20
05/30  walk 20
05/31  Maybell, CO
06/01  Craig, CO
06/02   Craig, CO
06/03   Hayden, CO
06/04   Steamboat Springs, CO
06/05   Steamboat Spring, CO
06/06   Steamboat Spring, CO
06/07  Kremmling, CO
06/08  Hot Sulfur Springs
06/09  Fraser, CO
06/10  Fraser, CO
06/11  Empire, CO
06/12  Idaho Springs, CO
06/13  Genesee, CO
06/14 Denver, CO
06/15 Denver, CO
06/16 Denver, CO
06/17  Brighton, CO
06/18  Kennesburg, CO
06/19  Wiggins, CO
06/20  Brush, CO
06/21  Merino, CO
06/23  Sterling, CO
06/24   Crook, CO
06/25   Sedwick, CO
06/26  Julesburg, CO
06/27   Big Springs, NE
06/28  Ogallala, NE
06/29  Ogallala, NE
06/30  walk 25
07/01  North Platte, NE
07/02  North Platte, NE
07/03  Gottenburg, NE
07/04  Lexington, NE
07/05  Elm Creek, NE
07/06  Kearney, NE
07/06  Shelton, NE

 

07/07  Shelton, NE
07/08  Grand Isle, NE
07/09  Grand Isle, NE
07/10  Grand Isle, NE
07/11   walk 22
07/12  York, NE
07/13  walk 25
07/14  Lincoln, NE
07/15 Lincoln, NE
07/16  walk 25
07/17  Omaha, NE
07/18  Omaha, NE
07/19  Oakland, IA
07/20  Atlantic, IA
07/21  Adair, IA
07/22  Stuart, IA
07/23  Van Meter, IA
07/24  Des Moines, IA
07/25  Des Moines, IA
07/26  Mingo, IA
07/27  Marshaltown, IA
07/28  Taer, IA
07/29  Waterloo, IA
07/30  Waterloo, IA
07/31  Independence, IA
08/01  Manchester, IA
08/02 Farley, IA
08/03  Dubuque, IA
08/04 New Diggins, WI
08/05 Shullsburg, WI
08/06 Argyle, WI
08/07 Belleville, WI
08/08 Madison, WI
08/09 Madison, WI
08/10 Deerfield, WI
08/11 Helenville, WI
08/12 Waukesha, WI
08/13 Milwaukee, WI
08/14 Racine, WI
08/15 Racine, WI
08/16 Zion, IL
08/17 Glencoe, IL
08/18 Chicago, IL
08/19 Chicago, IL
08/20 Chicago, IL
08/21 walk 20
08/22  Gary, IN
08/23  Michigan City, IN
08/24 Galien, MI
08/25 Adamsville, MI
08/26 Sturgis, MI
08/27 Sturgis, MI
08/28 Coldwater, MI

 

08/29 Somerset Cnt, MI
08/30 Grass Lake, MI
08/31 Ann Arbor, MI
09/01 Ann Arbor, MI
09/02 Ann Arbor, MI
09/03  Garden City, MI
09/04  Detroit, MI
09/05  Detroit, MI
09/06  Detroit, MI
09/07  Toledo, OH
09/08  Oak Harbor, OH
09/09  Bayview, OH
09/10  Huron, OH
09/11  Lorain, OH
09/12  Lakewood, OH
09/13  Cleveland, OH
09/14  Mentor-on-the-Lake
09/15  Geneva-on-the-Lake
09/16  Conneaut, OH
09/17  Erie, PA
09/18  Findlay Lake, NY
09/19  Jamestown, NY
09/20  Jamestown, NY
09/21  Randolph, NY
09/22  Allegany, NY
09/23  St Bonaventure, NY
09/24  Bolivar, NY
09/25  Wellsville, NY
09/26  Greenwood, NY
09/27  walk 20
09/28  Corning, NY
09/29  Watkins Glenn, NY
09/30  Ithaca, NY
10/01   Ithaca, NY
10/02   Richford, NY
10/03   Whitney Point, NY
10/04   Bainbridge, NY
10/05   Unadilla, NY
10/06   Oneonta, NY
10/07   Worcester, NY
10/08   walk 20
10/09   Albany, NY
10/10   Albany, NY
10/11   walk 20
10/12   Pittsfield, MA
10/13   walk 22
10/14   Northampton, MA
10/15   Ware, MA
10/16   Leicester, MA
10/17   Southborough, MA
10/18   Newton, MA
*** Walk the Last 9 Miles***
10/26  Newton to Boston, MA

LEG  15: YAKIMA, WA to SALT LAKE CITY, UT (819.5 MILES)
SEPTEMBER 27th to NOVEMBER  18th, 2018

9/27    Yakima, WA
9/28    Wapato, WA
9/29    Sunnyside, WA
9/30    Prosser, WA
10/1    Benton, WA
10/2    Pasco, WA
10/3    Wallula, WA
10/4    Hermiston, OR
10/5    Hermiston, OR
10/6    Echo, OR
10/7    Pendelton, OR
10/8    Pendelton, OR
10/9    Pendelton, OR
10/10  McKay, OR
10/11   Meacham, OR
10/12  La Grande, OR
10/13  La Grande, OR
10/14  Hot Lake Springs, OR

10/15   North Powder, OR
10/16   Baker City, OR
10/17   Durkee, OR
10/18   Huntington, OR
10/19   Weiser, ID
10/20  Weiser, ID
10/21   Onterio, OR
10/22  Nyssa, OR
10/23  Parma, ID
10/24  Caldwell, ID
10/25  Meridian, ID
10/26  Boise, ID
10/27  Boise, ID
10/28  twd Mountain Home, ID
10/29  Mountain Home, ID
10/30  Glenns Ferry, ID
10/31  Glenns Ferry, ID

11/1    Bliss, ID
11/2   Wendell, ID
11/3   Jerome, ID
11/4   Twin Falls, ID
11/5   Murtaugh Lake, ID
11/6   Burley, ID
11/7   Cotterel, ID
11/8   Malta, ID
11/9   Sweetzer Summit, ID
11/10 Snowville, UT
11/11 Howell, UT
11/12 Tremonton, UT
11/13 Brigham City, UT
11/14 Brigham City, UT
11/15 Ogden, UT
11/16 Farmington, UT
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT

October 2017 - August 2018

LEG  14: SEATTLE to YAKIMA, WA (154.5 MILES)
JULY 23rd to AUGUST 6th, 2018

WASHINGTON:   Seattle, Issaquah, North Bend, Garcia, Snoqualmie Pass, Easton, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Selah, and Yakima

LEG  13: PETALUMA, CA to SEATTLE, WA  (918 MILES)
MARCH 6th to MAY 14th, 2018

CALIFORNIA:   Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Hopland, Ukiah, Calpella, Willits, Laytonville, Leggett, Benbow, Phillipsville, Weott, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Eureka, Fieldbrook, Trinidad, Orick, False Klamath, Crescent City

OREGON:   Brookings, Gold Beach, Ophir, Port Orphord, Fourmile, Coquille, Bandon, NorthBend, Reedsport, Florence, Noti, Eugene, monroe, Corvallis, Monmouth, Salem, Aurora, Portland

WASHINGTON:   Vancouver, Kalama, Castle Rock, Chehalis, Longview, Grand Mound, Olympia, DuPont, Tacoma, Seattle

 

LEG  12: OAHU, HI  (115 MILES)
JANUARY 7th to 20th, 2018

LEG  11: SANTA MONICA, CA TO PETALUMA, CA; (601 MILES)
OCTOBER 4 to NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Routes are Always Subject to Change

 …. and they have due to landslide! See changes below.

Date Destination 

10/7  Malibu
10/8 Thousand Oaks
10/9  Oxnard
10/10 Ventura
10/11 Mussel Shoals
10/12 Santa Barbara
10/13 Goleta
10/14 Gaviota
10/15 Buelton
10/16 Los Alamos
10/17 Santa Maria
10/18 Santa Maria
10/19 Santa Maria
10/20 Arroyo Grande
10/21 S. L. Obispo

Date Destination 

10/22 car- Ragged Pt
10/23 San Simeon
10/24-27 Cambria
10/28 Cayuoco
10/29 S. L. Obispo
10/30 Ride, Wunpost – walk to San Lucas
10/31 Greenfield
11/1  Gonzales
11/2  Salinas (south)
11/3  Carmel b.t.Sea
11/4  Carmel b.t.Sea
11/5  Monterey
11/6  Monterey
11/7  Salinas (north)

Date Destination 

11/8 Watsonville
11/10 Aptos
11/11- 13 Aptos
11/14 Lexington Hls
11/15 San Jose
11/16 Palo Alto
11/17 Palo Alto
11/18 San Mateo
11/19 San Francisco
11/20 San Francisco
11/21 Berkeley

HOSTS and HELPERS are needed. Please contact Paula@happinesswalk.com for details OR use our Volunteer Form.

FOLLOW this amazing journey on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, & TWITTER!

DONATIONS gratefully accepted! Gross National Happiness USA (GNHUSA) is a 501c(3) Tax-Exempt non-profit organization.

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