CANTON (WWJ) – Twenty four-year olds Laura Brunett and Joseph Crist left Friday morning from Canton for a 2,200 mile walk to Las Vegas. They plan to arrive in September and get married there.
Brunett said all Crist had to do was ask.
“He asked me and and I said sure … We are walkers. We really enjoy walking our dog,” she said.
Crist has the trip all mapped out.
“We’ll be heading down through Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, a little bit through Illinois… then Oklahoma, and from there we just take a turn west and go to Vegas,” he said.
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Brunett’s mother, Ann Beard. She said she was there for the send-off, doing all she could do to hold back her tears.
“I’m just nervous for them and I’m sad. I’ll miss them a lot… (I thought) they were crazy, quite honestly,” Beard said.
Beard said the family did try to talk them out of it.
“No success. They’re very strong-willed young people,” she said.
The couple said they’ve prepared for the trip are up for the adventure. The family plans to fly out and meet them for the wedding on September 24.