Keeping Up With Clayton

Keeping up with Clayton -- Welcome to this blog space...where fans and friends of Clayton Klein may gather to share the adventures of this inspiring nonagenarian. A native of Michigan, Clayton loves to spread the word about the beauty of our state and the health benefits of walking. Follow along. I know you'll come to appreciate his creative spirit and positive outlook about living life to the fullest, no matter what your age

Following the Footprints of Clayton Klein

From Paradise on the shores of Lake Superior (Longfellow's Gitche Gumee)to Hell (MI) and Beyond to Ohio...Fowlerville, Michigan's Clayton Klein celebrated his 90th birthday in 2009 and his 5th annual 420-mile walk for Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Sept. 4-28.

This year 2013, at 94, he's still walking, still trailblazing, and leading by example to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking.

Follow him on his journey... as he continues to leave footprints on the trail and on the hearts of many Michiganders.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ya Gotta Love the Gotta Scrap Inn

Manchester's Gotta Scrap Inn has played host to Clayton on his walks to Ohio. Saturday, I ventured down to that beautiful, quiet community to walk a little and to see what's up with this Gotta Scrap Inn. What a fantastic place. Scrapbook aficionados can crop 'n cut 'n paste to their heart's content. A whole bed and breakfast devoted to scrapbookers and quilters and such creative spirits. I'm on the left, wearing the cool safety green commemorative tee for Clayton Klein, the Walking Man. Hard to believe it's all over today, Sept. 28 when Clayton crosses the border into Ohio this afternoon. Clayton was joined by Karen Jackson from the Howell Hospice on the walk to Manchester. The photo was taken by her husband, Larry, who so graciously manned her follow-up car and delivered me back to my car, as well. Below is a photo of Clayton with one of the inn owners, Wendy Gieger in front of her beautiful fireplace. The three story brick home has oodles of room for scrapbookers and all their stuff. It makes you want to become one, even if you're not quite into it, just to enjoy the hospitality. Clayton raves over the home-cooked meals...and also the fact that he's surrounded by (he said) 20 beautiful women. Wendy walked with Clayton today on the Adrian leg of the journey. Bill Kenyon of the Adrian Hospice also walked along today and introduced Clayton to a beautiful rails 'n trails pathway to walk through the city.

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