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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.