Fred Turner was vacationing in South Carolina when his pickup truck broke down and a stranger walking by joked he might just have to walk home.
He did just that.
Limping slightly and flashing red suspenders, Turner arrived in Carlsbad on Wednesday after walking America's back roads for five months.
"I weighed the pros and the cons, and the only con I could find was that some people would think I was crazy," said Turner, who lives in Sparks, Nev.
With a ruddy tan and hollow cheeks, Turner, 53, is 25 pounds lighter than when he began his cross-country walk May 5.