A Man and a Goat Walking Across America

Back in October we told you about Steven Wescott, his goat, Leroy Brown and their goal to walk from Seattle, Washington to times square.

Kansas First News reporter Vanessa Martinas tells us he’s still in Kansas.

We spoke with Wescott and he explained to us why he made a 5 month ‘pit stop’ in the sunflower state.

“I got no business being in the wild in the first place, I’m a city kid. I don’t like cold weather,” Wescott said.

The odd duo are making the walk to raise money for a christian orphanage Wescott and a friend operate in Kenya.

So far about $26,000 has been raised for Uzima Outreach.

Wescott hopes to raise a total of $200,000 by the end of his trip.

“I’ve done everything I can to help these kids and I believe in what’s going on over there,” he said.

Wescott says the weather is to blame for the delay on their journey.

“Plus when it snows the roads get bad and it’s hard to see the goat and me, so it was just a safety thing and that’s the reason why I stopped it wasn’t about like, I’m not quitting I just had to, I knew my limits,” he said.

Leroy also slows them down, he takes his and makes a lot of stops on their travels.

“Goats are slow, I tell everybody goats are less like a Ferrari and more like a school bus you know constant stopping, got to eat,” he said.

Despite the delay’s Wescott says he wouldn’t want to travel with anyone else other than Leroy.

“Leroy and I, we get along great we’re like best friends, I still can’t tell if he thinks he’s a human, or he thinks I’m a goat,” he said.

Wescott hopes to continue his walk with his pal, Leroy on May 2nd.

The plan is to get to times square by the end of the year but that might not be the case, he is traveling with a goat after all.

To find out more about their walk click here.

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