ORANGE β€” "I'm one of these old guys so if I set my mind to something, I'm going to do it," LeDoux said.

That's what was going through LeDoux's mind when he decided to make this long journey to visit his family.

"I met a gentleman traveling across the country and I thought that was a cool idea, I told my wife I think I'm going to do that. She just shook her head," LeDoux said.

Off he went from Flint Street in West Orange, all the way to Lakeville, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis.

He took the scenic route, traveling through many small towns in the heart of the United States.

He also posted updates on a Facebook page.

"Every single person I came across, was, what can I do for you, how can I help you? Let me get you some water. One gentleman put me up in a lakeside cabin."

It's the toughest journey he's made, but he learned a lot on the trip. He says he inspired many people he met.

"It's just the fact that if you put your mind to something there's no reason you can't do it."

The greatest part of the journey was the finish line.

"I knew that my family would be there but I didn't know they would have a little reception from all the neighbors. All the pain and frustration, the things I went through, it evaporated,” LeDoux said.

β€œIt was a relief, so glad to see them, my daughter in law and my grandson. Everything I went through to get there it was well worth it," LeDoux said.

LeDoux plans on flying back home next week.