World Travel

You drive along Cecil County roads long enough and you'll see some amazing things. There's activists, a Tour duPont bike race, Olympic torches, Hands Across America, the list goes on. When you live between Washington D.C. and New York City, there's no telling what will come along.

So while traveling along Route 40 on Monday morning, passerby's were treated not by Mr. Atlas who held the Earch over his head, but by Erik Bendl from Louisville, Kentucky who's rolling it. On Earth Day, April 22nd, he began rotating the 80 pound planet from D.C. in route to Maine for a good cause.

"I'm working with DESA (Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association) this year," he said.

Bendl keeps busy promoting and walking the country with his dog "Nice" which is a bull mixed with Rhodesian Ridgeback while rolling "World" as he calls it.

"We walked Kentucky to Kansas, Louisville to Pittsburgh, to the top of Pike's Peak and now we're on our way to Maine."

Bendl's reason to walk is dedicated to his mom Gerta Bendl who had diabetes and lived to age 54.

"She was a state representative in Kentucky and had diabetes. She took care of everyone else and not herself. My uncle (also with diabetes) is 83 and is still alive."

While on these long trek's he blogs about his travels through his Blackberry cell phone everyday.

To check it out, click here,

(Cecil Guardian)

  • John Meore 5y

    Nice story and a great image.
  • Tom Bushey 5y

    Cool photo.
  • Pablo 5y

    wow. what an unusual photo!
    grabs your attention, huh?
    nicely seen & photo'd.
    (seen in my contacts' photos)
  • Brad Coville 5y

    Very nice!!
  • Julie Grath 5y

    Aw - thats cool. He is the master of the world I presume ;-)

    Darn, I always wanted to be that ... guess I need to find a new career then. Hmm what will it be!?
  • Mike Taylor 5y

    Fantastic pic & story. Not the sort of thing you come across everyday!
  • Earl Neikirk 5y

    Boy you do not see that everyday..
  • David Prewitt 5y

    Love it, hard to find the picture pot o gold, but you did. Great comp.
  • Mike Rice 5y

    Very cool.
  • Steven Kelley 5y

    thats a really great shot - and a great cause and effort on the part of the walker.
  • The Bill Hughes Gazette 5y

    Wow! Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment. It was a lot of fun taking this photo. Erik is staying close to Old New Castle, Delaware tonight.
  • Marji Lang 5y

    That's amazing! Excellent shot well framed!
  • Will Stotler 5y

    Great image--iconic!
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