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Andrew Banks Lyon aka Andy – Astro – D-Andy-lion

Dear Family and Friends and Followers, Our beautiful son, brother, friend, hero — Andy — passed away on Friday, August 30th at 7:30am. I feel so very fortunate that Andy was able to die in a place that he loved, … Continue reading

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Alexandra

We’ve made it to Northern California, continuing our incredible journey, walking on a trail that we’ve never walked before, all without a map.  As I’ve said in an earlier blog entry, what’s really weird is everyone eventually takes this journey, … Continue reading

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The Big Move

Andy is hanging in!  It’s been wonderful these past several weeks to have so many of his friends stop over and visit with him, reminiscing about past adventures and old times. Even though the visits tend to wear him out, … Continue reading

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Astro post PCT — 10 months later

Dear Family, Friends and Followers, It’s been a long time! Some of you that followed Andy’s (Astro’s) journey on the Pacific Crest Trail I know quite well, you are my family; others are good friends that live in our community … Continue reading

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Back Home

I can’t believe its been four weeks since Andy finished the PCT! After his finish we decided on a more leisurely pace and visited Vancouver for a big city fix.  It was great for Andy to have some “real food”.  … Continue reading

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My Hero!

Guest Blog Entry by:  Michael Gosselin (Astro’s Stepdad) He did it!!! When I dropped Astro (he wasn’t Astro yet) off on April 7th this spring at the PCT monument that sits at the California – Mexico border, honestly, I have … Continue reading

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He Made It! Astro Andy finished the Pacific Crest Trail!

Mile 2668.  0 to go.  He’s done! Astro Andy finished the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm.  He was accompanied by his step-dad, Michael, trail-mate Gourmet (Marc) and new friend Dave.  We are decompressing now in Vancouver.  It’s been … Continue reading

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