When told he had only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell, 63, sold everything he had and took to the open road with two horses and a dog. His goal: to live every day as if it were his last, visit family and friends and see America.
That was a year ago, and this week Howell passed through Williston on his quest to reach Niagara Falls by Christmas.
A former Tennessee police chief, Howell drives his buggy four days a week and rests three, plus he never travels on Sunday.
He averages 20-25 miles per day and enjoys meeting the people he encounters.