Our fourleaf clovers

Trip Start Apr 10, 2011
Trip End Jul 26, 2011

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with John and Dee Glenn

Flag of United States  , Missouri
Thursday, June 30, 2011

That night in Joplin we were kicked out of the park by a police officer, he said that we couldn't camp in any of the parks. This was a surprise since Kansas let's you camp in any of the parks no problem! We were very fortunate to find an available room after calling 10 different hotels. We got a room only because someone had canceled that nights reservation. All the rooms were occupied by families without homes and the relief workers cleaning up the mess. Check out was at noon so we got a late start the next day.
Rolling into town was not an easy task. The 3 H's as I call it are killing us...Hills, Heat, Humidity. After the local sheriff told us we couldn't camp anywhere in lockwood we were feeling down on our luck. So long story short we were directed to a water hose to shower up for the night. On the way there, we rolled by a car show. We slowed down to enjoy all the nicely kept old schools, when we hear a lady call out "where you coming from?" So we told her our story and she invited us stay at her house. By the way, she was sitting by her and her husbands 455 trans am. We stayed up trading stories back and forth. Dee and John, and I know we say this a lot but its been true every time, are the most genuine couple. Dee and John are the definition of southern hospitality, we felt right at home. We can't wait to come back for Dee's famous cashew chicken and day of cookie cutter making( she had a collection well over 700).
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momfisher on

Hope you log and and read this post Dee & John. Thank you for offering shelter to my kids! Bless you.

Chris & Jessica, love you both...hope you make it to a nice Small Town America location to rest and celebrate the 4th. Love, Mom

Uncle Eddie on

Like I said earlier in our text conversation Chris/Jess ya'll to are an amazing couple to have gone out of your way to Joplin to try and lend a helping hand speaks volumes of both your character's and upbring. What wonderful parents,grandparents and extended families we have, we are all so very fortunate to have such a close knit team of people to guide us through our individual lives.Take care Chris/Jessica miss you both so much and continue to look out for one another. God Bless you both.

Uncle Eddie on

Like my sister momfisher said John and Dee thanks for opening your home to my amazing nephew Chris and Jessica. To all those who have openend their arms and homes to them along their journey we here at home can not say Thanks enough and you can't begin to know how much easier we all sleep and feel out all the kind families. Even though it's a few days away July 4th you all make me so thankful to be an American and to be able to follow Chris/Jess's amazing journey knowing there are people like ya'll in our great country.P.S. Go USA woman's soccer team great victory today.

Grandma perez on

Hi Jess and Chris, it's Grandma Perez!
I miss you two very much. I pray for you everyday. I pray for your safe return. I'm glad to hear that you're both doing alright and enjoying your long journey. Take care of yourselves. I loved all the pictures! Keep on biking! Love you,

adrianne on

Why do I get all teary eyed evrrytime I read yalls blog!?! Oh yeah its because you guys are so inspiring to me and I miss yall so much! And like your mom and uncle wrote, thanks so much to everyone who have invited my friends into their homes! God couldn't be more involved!

Patrick from richmond,va on

It was nice meeting you in Eminence yesterday. I hope you two continue on safely. What an amazing journey!

Grandma & Grandpa on

Have a wonderful Forth in the heartland. Love you both.

Momfisher on

Received a text message from Jessica & Christopher, they are spending the 4th with a great group! Happy 4th of July everyone.

Gail Zambie on

Chris and Jess, you are on an amazing journey and learning much about yourself, this wonderful country and life. May God continue to bless you with a safe journey. Hopefully the heat and humidity has gotten to be less of a burden for you. I know your family loves your dearly and many family and friends are sending prayers and happy trail wishes your way. Thanks to all the people who have offered shelter, food and encouragement along the way. Take care.

Dee & John Glenn on

We are keeping track of your progress. It was so great to meet you. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers. Hope to see you again one day. May God bless you and keep you in his arms for the rest of your journey. Dee

Loved the sunset picture, I have it saved as my desk top background and say a pray for you each time I see it.

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