“I was sick and tired of being inside all the time.” That’s what prompted Barb Campbell to think about walking 250 miles from her.
That’s what prompted Barb Campbell to think about walking 250 miles from her home in Chaska to her birthplace in Letcher, South Dakota.
Ms. Campbell had delivered mail at the regional headquarters of an insurance company, walking four miles a day.
“I was curious about how far I walked delivering mail. I used a pedometer to figure it out.”
Barb Campbell began thinking, as she was delivering the mail, that her ancestors had walked for months to cross the prairie when they helped settle South Dakota. When her kids were little, it weighed on her mind that the trip to Letcher, took only five hours. Now that her kids are grown and gone, those thoughts became a challenge.