Based on the challenge originated by Nerdfitness.com, my baby and I have set out to walk the distance equivalent to the distance walked by Frodo and company on their journey to destroy the Ring of power.
Special thanks to Karen W. Fonstad, author of the detailed Atlas of Middle-Earth, and to Eowyn for the milestones.
We've reached that point now in our journey where we can no longer see Hobbiton behind us, thanks to the hilly landscape. We got our last glimpse of the lights from Hobbiton when we entered the Green Hill Country (the hills of which are unsurprisingly green.) It was an emotional moment.
This is such a beautiful place. It's quite hard to leave.