By Kirk Lyman-Barner
Director of U.S. Field Operations
I’m writing my final blog report from this 2,750-mile journey from our home town of Americus. The feeling of arriving home after such a long trip is wonderful. As I was turning onto Lakewood Avenue, I thought about how blessed our family really is. I imagine that that’s the way our partner families feel about their new and fixed up homes, too.
My final stop was at a wonderful restaurant called El Rio Grande which is located on the Millard Fuller Memorial Highway in Lanett, Alabama. Visiting Millard's boyhood hometown was a fitting conclusion for a road trip upon which I met people who are carrying on the vision Millard challenged the world with over 40 years ago.
I had a great conversation with some members of the Chattahoochee Valley Fuller Center Project and their dynamic leader, Kim Roberts. Though this was my 6th visit to Lanett, Kim and I had never had the opportunity to get to know each other very well. So we visited for 3 hours on Wednesday and made a pledge to talk with each other by phone at least once a month.