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The End of the World

“We_saw_a_vision of the entire Western Hemisphere rockribbing clear down to Tierra del Fuego and us flying down the curve of the world into other tropics and other worlds. “Man, this will finally take us to IT!” said Dean with definite faith. He tapped my arm. “Just wait and see.” 

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

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  1. Charlize #

    Congratulations! Job well done.

    May 11, 2012
  2. S. Nelson, Alaska #

    Great job! Now you need to take all this blog material and put it in an easy to read book!

    May 11, 2012
  3. Matthia #


    I came across your blog toward the end of your trip, but very amazing nonetheless. A very inspiring journey.

    May 11, 2012
  4. Pat Mathieson #

    What a wonderful experience. And we got to make the trip with you. I enjoyed every minute of it.

    May 11, 2012
  5. Debbie #

    I will seriously miss the updates and photos. If you are planning any speaking engagements in North Dakota to recap your journey, I hope you can keep us posted. Congratulations!

    May 11, 2012
  6. Jim and Elizabeth Berg #

    Cool Mom says: “Oh yeah….that’s my boys. Makin’ me proud.”
    Country Mom says: “When y’all commin’ home for some good ‘cakes and bacon?”
    Sports Mom says: “Rah,rah,rah,ooo-rah,rah rah. U-
    Nurse Mom says: “Get up and walk while you’re on that long plane ride home so all those muscles don’t cramp up on you.”
    Hyper Mom says: “EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    At Loss for Words Mom says: “Uh huh, yep, ok… alright.”
    Over-protective Mom says: “You haven’t been talking to strangers, have you?!”
    YOUR Mom says: “I am so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished and shared on this amazing journey. Can’t wait to hold you in my arms. Love you SO MUCH!!!!!”

    May 11, 2012

    May 12, 2012
  8. Shiela Rabe #

    At any point on this remarkable journey, did one of you stare a the others and say, “Are we there yet??” – just like you did when you were a kid in the back seat of Mom and Dad’s car, going to Grand Forks? Well done boys!! You are there!

    May 12, 2012
  9. Dean Braathen #

    It is amazing that 3 brothers from small town North Dakota have planed this great adventure
    For a great cause and a assume experience for them and their family. I sit here in Hoople , ND
    As a byproduct of this endeavor, since February I have been following the men and just loved the Adventures and challenges that they all endured and all the wonderful people they encountered.
    I always felt so refreshed after reading the latest update and was awestruck at the beauty of there Journey. I have been touched and blessed by the Brotherhood and upon reading that they have reached Their destination, I am Happy and yet I feel this on coming void that I know will not be filled with the same amount of adventure, Happiness, and love. God Speed to the Berg Brothers.

    Dean Braathen

    May 12, 2012
  10. Lacey #

    I have had the privilege of following your journey for the last few months. Congrats on finishing! 🙂 Your pictures and stories were amazing. Your testimony was refreshing. Thank you.

    May 13, 2012
  11. What a great adventure! Great photos and thoughts on the journey.

    May 13, 2012
  12. Solveig Bentson #

    I hope I can be the one helping your mom serve up those pancakes (Miles says I make the best ‘Cloudcakes’ ever. And I would be honored to serve them to you. See you Thursday. Love you, auntie Solveig

    May 13, 2012
  13. Vonnie Erickstad #

    Nathan, Isaiah and David, I’ve been with you with prayers and on my computer since that Sunday last summer before you left for Alaska when special prayers were said for you at Trinity Bergen. I’ve looked forward to every post – the beauty of the pictures and your writing. I thank God for keeping you safe and keeping you strong in body, mind and spirit. I’m looking forward to your presentation at a Chautauqua program here in Devils Lake this summer.

    May 13, 2012
  14. Matt #

    Les felicito! Bien hecho!

    May 14, 2012
  15. Bill #

    Simply amazing. Blessings! Safe journey home to all of you.

    May 14, 2012
  16. Barbara Burgum #

    Congratulations to all of you – and a belated Happy Birthday to Joe! Love Barbara

    May 14, 2012
  17. Praise God from whom all blessings flow . . . . . !

    May 14, 2012
  18. Morgan Forness #

    Dear David, Isaiah and Nathan,
    I have read about many of your experiences and certainly enjoyed the beautiful pictures. I am proud of each of you and the zest for life that you demonstrate. You guys are the “real deal” and Thank You for what you are doing to make the world a better place. What I most appreciate is how you embody the “mission” of Oak Grove in how you live your lives! Leadership is a work of “heART” and you have accomplished much! I wish you the best as you venture on to new and exciting opportunities. This is an experience that will always be a part of you! Congratulations! Sincerely, Morgan Forness

    May 18, 2012
  19. There was never any rock-solid guarantee, except your own guarantee of persistence. So very well done, guys!

    May 27, 2012

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