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THE WALK HOME: November 2, 2019

The Happiness Walk completed its journey back to New England after seven years and nearly 10,000 miles. Paula Francis ended the last leg of the Walk at the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA after walking from Salt Lake City, UT where she left off late in 2018. With mountains, prairies, and cornfields – plus snow, flooding, and the extreme heat of summer – Paula walked the final steps of this listening project on Saturday, November 2, 2019, joined by family and old and new friends.

MANY thousands of interviews have been recorded to determine our common values in the United States. 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 and wellbeing our new bottom line.

To track the final 139 the 10,000-mile journey, follow Facebook and Instagram. Also, keep abreast of the data analysis and resulting policy work as GNHUSA continues to walk the talk; we are Serious About Happiness!

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 will continue to post interesting findings along the journey. We appreciate all the hosts, drivers, walkers, funders, and the many amazing people who share their stories to 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!

LEG 16: SALT LAKE CITY, UT to BOSTON, MA (2815 MILES)
MAY 15th to NOVEMBER 2nd, 2019

05/15  Salt Lake City, UT
05/16  Salt Lake City, UT
05/17  Draper, UT
05/18  Lehi, UT
05/19  Orem, UT
05/20  Heber City, UT
05/21  Heber City, UT
05/22  walk 18
05/23  Duchesne, UT
05/24  Duchesne, UT
05/25  Roosevelt, UT
05/26  mm 126, UT
05/27  Vernal, UT
05/28  Jensen, UT
05/29  Dinosaur, CO
05/30  Massadona
05/31  mm 44
06/01  Maybell, CO
06/02  Craig, CO
06/03  Hayden, CO
06/04  Milner, CO
06/05  Steamboat Spring
06/06  Rabbit Ears, CO
06/07 Steamboat Spring
06/08  Grants Pass, CO
06/09 Kremmling, CO
06/10 Hot Sulfur Springs
06/11  Tabernash, CO
06/12  Winter Park, CO
06/13  Berthoud Falls
06/14  Idaho Springs, CO
06/15  Genesee, CO
06/16  Denver, CO
06/17  Denver, CO
06/18  Denver, CO
06/19  Brighton, CO
06/20  Kennesburg, CO
06/21  Roggen, CO
06/22  Fort Morgan, CO
06/23  Brush, CO
06/24  Atwood, CO
06/25  Iliff, CO
06/26  Crook, CO
06/27  Sedgwick, CO
06/28  Julesburg, CO
06/29  Big Springs, NE
06/30  Ogallala, NE
07/01  Paxton, NE
07/02  Sutherland, CO
07/03  North Platte, NE
07/04  North Platte, NE
07/05  Maxwell, NE
07/06  Maxwell, NE
07/07  Gothenburg, NE
07/08  Lexington, NE
07/09  Elm Creek, NE
07/10  Kearney, NE
07/11  Cairo, NE
07/12  Grand Isle, NE
07/13  Aurora, NE
07/14  York, NE
07/15  Utica, NE
07/16  Seward, NE

07/17  Lincoln, NE
07/18  Lincoln, NE
07/19  Greenwood, NE
07/20  Greta, NE
07/21  Omaha, NE
07/22  Omaha, NE
07/23  Oakland, NE
07/24  Atlantic, IA
07/25  Adair, IA
07/26  Stuart, IA
07/27  Van Meter, IA
07/28  Des Moines, IA
07/29  Des Moines, IA
07/30  Bondurant, IA
07/31  Melbourne, IA
08/01  Marshaltown
08/02  Gladbrook, IA
08/03  Voorhies, IA
08/04  Waterloo, IA
08/05  Waterloo, IA
08/06  Independence
08/07  Manchester, IA
08/08  Dyersville, IA
08/09  Dubuque, IA
08/10  Dickeyville, WI
08/11  Platteville, WI
08/12  Mineral Point
08/13  Ridgeway, WI
08/14  Mt Horab, WI
08/15 Madison, WI
08/16 Madison, WI
08/17 Lake Mills, WI
08/18 Sullivan, WI
08/19 Waukesha, WI
08/20 Oak Creek, WI
08/21 Racine, WI
08/22 Racine, WI
08/23 Winthrop Harbor
08/24 Highland Park
08/25 Chicago, IL
08/26 Gary, IN
08/27 E. Chicago, IL
08/28 Chicago, IL
08/29 Chicago, IL
08/30 Chicago, IL
08/31 Beverly Shores
09/01Three Oaks, MI
09/02 Berrien Springs
09/03 Dowagiac, MI
09/04 Paw Paw, MI
09/05 Kalamazoo, MI
09/06 Springfield, MI
09/07 Marshall, MI
09/08 Albion, MI
09/09 Jackson, MI
09/10 Chelsea, MI
09/11 Ann Arbor, MI
09/12  Garden City, MI
09/13  Detroit, MI
09/14  River Rouge, MI
09/15  Rockwood, MI
09/16  La Salle, MI
09/17  Northwood, OH

09/18 Freemont, OH
09/19  Sandusky, OH
09/20  Vermillion, OH
09/21  Lorain, OH
09/22  Lakewood, OH
09/23  Euclid, OH
09/24  Painsville, OH
09/25  Geneva, OH
09/26  Conneaut, OH
09/27  Erie, PA
09/28  Erie, PA
09/29  Panama, NY
09/30  Jamestown, NY
10/01  Randolph, NY
10/02  Salamanca, NY
10/03  Olean, NY
10/04  Bolivar, NY
10/05  Watkins, Glenn
10/06  Andover, NY
10/07  Watkins Glenn
10/08  Jasper, NY
10/09  Painted Post, NY
10/10  Watkins Glenn
10/11  Beaver Dams, NY
10/12  Ithaca, NY
10/13  Ithaca, NY
10/14  Richford, NY
10/15  Greene, NY
10/16  Bainbridge, NY
10/17  Sidney, NY
10/18  Oneonta, NY
10/19  Worcester, NY
10/20  Richmondville
10/21  Alamont, NY
10/22  Albany, NY
10/23  West Lebanon
10/24  Dalton, MA
10/25  Goshen, MA
10/26  Amherst, MA
10/27  Ware, MA
10/28  Leicester, MA
10/29  Shrewsbury, MA
10/30  Framingham
10/31  Newton, MA
*** The Last 10 Miles***
11/02    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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