Thursday, March 5, 2009


Dear Children -

It's March - time to begin the march, as Christina says in her comment. The first thing I need to do is get to Texas, which is far south of my home in Pennsylvania. So today my husband and I are starting off in the little motor home that will be my hotel, kitchen and office during my WALK.

I want to be very careful to use as little gas as possible because, as you know, burning gas produces carbon emissions and causes global warming. Unfortunately my motor home uses a lot of gas, but I will drive slowly - around 55 miles per hour - and will avoid taking any side trips. This way I will burn less gas.

It would be better to just walk and not use a vehicle at all, but I need a safe place to sleep. And I have to tell you something: I love my little motor home - I call it my gypsy wagon. I always dreamed of going off in a home on wheels. It's just that now I'll have to walk 12 to 15 miles every day before I can relax in the gypsy wagon.

From Nana Greta


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I wish I could come with you because of your great gypsy wagon. Good luck! Bye. Sashala

Greta said...

Sashala - I think everyone should have a chance to spend some time in a gypsy wagon. Thanks for your well wishes. - Nana Greta

Christina said...

hello nana greta its me christina again. I like your gypsy wagon on the picture, hope you have fun with that. I had a horrible day at school. Well, you see there was a subsatuite at school today. It was Ms.Peters. there was a fight at the end of the day with sashala and kiara. They used to be best friends, but, kiara got jealos because sashala was like being the "teachers pet". What i mean is like going around her, telling her what we do, and stuff like that. They took pictures on her cell phone. And then kiara was crying then sashala was crying, and to make sashala go back to her seat, they had to pick her up really weird. And everyone was sreaming and talking and i got a huge headace. the good part is my kindergarten teacher [Ms. Saktah,) gave us baggies. So i think kiara can be kind of mean. Cause she looks at me in a diveous way, and one friady she pulled my index card out. So she runs to her seat, and she looked like she was going to say yes ms. hart. And they both tricked me in first grade. Me and my best friend bianca got in a fight. so sashala and kiara say "Christina, we will be friends with you only if you dont be friends with bianca" i said ok. but then i wanted to be back with bianca, and i did. Sashala and Kiara say "Christina, i thought we had a deal!" so i think thats why they think im mean. But i dont want Ms.Hart to be upset with us. So im ging to take a nap now to get rid of my headace so, i hope your having fun on your walk and i will be looking at your site every day on my computor [i will write comments sometimes] good bye nana greata!!!!!!

- Christina

Greta said...

Hi Christina - Some days can be pretty hard, can't they? I had a hard day too, and was in a bad mood. I hope we both feel better tomorrow. I'm planning to write a new posting for this blog very soon. - Nana Greta

Christina said...

Nana Greta, I feel better today from my headace because Ms.Hart was here today and today was a half day at school. I have a question for you. How are you going to walk more than 2,000 miles if your and grandma/nana?

-Best Luck, Christina

Greta said...

Hello Christina - I'm hoping I can walk all the way from New Orleans to the Canadian border. I've done many things to keep healthy and I've always been a good walker. I'm lucky to have good feet for walking. So we'll see if I make it all the way. Thanks for rooting for me. -
Nana Greta

Christina said...

Wow- thats sounds great i want you to know i also posted a comment on the boston snow storm thing you wrote to.

Best Luck, Christina

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I really wish I can take a tour in your gypsy wagon it looks so so cool. Oh befoe I forget how can I follow you because I just what to know where you are so I don't have to ask Ms.Hart every time!!
- Have fun Kiara!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I would like to know if polution and global warming has gone down since you started this blog?
Sincerly,
Tiffany :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Im Tony I`m in Ms.Harts class and im wondering If I could help with the little things I do and If I could tell you im more respectvile of the earth and Im telling my family to help save the planet. love Tony

Anonymous said...

Ms.Hart said you had some problems with your Jipse Wagon.What were the problems? And did they deley you?
Jordan

Christina said...

Are you going to bring food with you on your trip?

-Christina

Anonymous said...

I just remeberd something that i wated to ask you if you were going to florida.

-Jenna Kelley

ps.how is your trip going?

Anonymous said...

Oi Nana Greta.
Eu sou a mae da Sashala,e amei a sua ideia de caminhar.Muito legal falar contigo.Eu escrevi em portugues para ser diferente para as criancas.
Um abraco e boa sorte.Eliane Carreiro.

Anonymous said...

hi its me Sashala i just wated to know were are you right now.



,Love sashala

Greta said...

Hello everyone! So many nice messages. I'll answer them one by one below:

Kiara - I'd love to take you for a ride in my gypsy wagon (that's my favorite name for it). Today, Monday, March 23, I'm in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and I will walk to Ellisville, MS.

Tiffany - Oh dear! I'm afraid my walk and my blog haven't made any difference in pollution and global warming. Not yet. But If I can convince some people to use less fossil fuels, I will be pleased. I hope my little drop in the bucket will help fill it. So will your little drop.

Tony - I'm so happy to hear that you're doing things to save energy, and that you're telling others to try too. If we can get more and more people to pay attention we can create a better future for everyone, including the animals.

Jordan -My biggest problem with the gypsy wagon was a tire that blew out on my way to Texas. It was one of two tires on the passenger side of the rear axle, so I could continue to travel a short distance to a tire repair shop. They put on the spare tire, but they told me I wouldn't be able to get the right size tire for my vehicle because it was no longer manufactured. The van is from 1982. However, in Texas I found a shop that ordered a new tire for me, so now I'm all set.

Christina - Yes, I'm taking food. In my gypsy wagon there's a little stove (three burners) and I make coffee on it every morning. I hope to do more cooking sometime soon. When the wagon is in a campground hooked up to regular electricity I can use the refrigerator and the microwave. I carry a lot of fruit and cans of soup.

Jenna - I'm not going to Florida on this trip. It's really far out of the way. Maybe some other time. And the trip is going well - thenks for asking.

Eliane - Achei ótimo receber a sua notinha. Estou me divertindo muito com os comentários das crianças, e me alegra e inspira que elas levem a sério o que estou fazendo, e façam esforços para conservar energia.
Muito obrigada, e tudo de bom pra você.

Sashala - Right now I'm in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Tonight I should be in Ellisville, tomorrow in Laurel.

From Nana Greta

Anonymous said...

Nana Greta,
Last night on the news they told you to shut off all of your lights.My family did.I think that the people that did it is trying to pervent global warming.
From,
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Gretta,
At my house I'm trying to get my family and friends to resycle.
PS I'm not the best speller in the world