Day 11- 

Considering his achievement of Eagle Scout rank and our close proximity to Fort McHenry. Battle of Baltimore against the invading British in 1814- Francis Scott Key- “Star Spangled Banner” inspiration…….., 

I made an exception today and let Nick hold the American Flag for a bit. On the stroller and in my immediate control otherwise.  The paramount rule…the American Flag does not touch the ground. Well done Nick. 

The local police pulled up for a safety check just in time to hear about Nick’s achievement, the Run for Rare documentary, approved of our activities, and wished us luck. 

A few more miles to go. Heavy rain inbound at 4PM Eastern.