Meriam B Sanders: For sometime now, I have longed to paddle long distance, hiking and bicycling months at time. These activities have been close to the top of my “bucket list”. Over the years I dabbled in each, never really venturing beyond home more than couple weeks at a time. Having experienced multi-week journeys in each sport just fueled the fire. However, to leave home for long expeditions, the family must be on board, especially my wife Meriam, I could not leave Meriam without her complete and dedicated consent. In the spring of 2014 - I must have caught her in a week moment. She said “YES” and a plan to paddle the Mississippi River from Source to Sea were born. Meriam I thank you my love one for supporting me on every stroke of the paddle and for your prayers while I was out on the river raising awareness and funds to fight for a cure to Type1 Juvenile Diabetes. Image below was taken at our front door, the home we built together in Tennessee.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.