It really is in sight now. Our last official day!
Trip Start Aug 12, 2009
30Trip End Sep 11, 2009
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I have to admit I was remiss on an important item from a couple days ago in Maryland. I met a gentleman named Earnest who was just laid off. We told him we'd pray for him and pass his name along to all the prayer warriors we know are reading the Blog. Please keep Earnest in prayer as he searches for a new job.
Barb and I talked about our Blog tonight and decided that as we come to a close on this part of the adventure, we'd list our major observations. Mine are first and then Barb's. We hope they can be a learning tool for those of you who plan a longer ride in the future.
1. Spend whatever you have to in order to be sure you get the best rain gear. When it fails, you really appreciate being dry.
3. Get a sheepskin seat cover before you go. They are wonderful and when you can't use it, you realize how good they are.
4. Don't feel you have to just stick to the freeways to make the timeline of 21 days for this trip. We have been able to visit a lot of states not on the direct route and are still well ahead of schedule.
5. Most importantly, start your day with prayer. Barb and I take a few minutes before we go "kickstands up" to pray for the day. This along with all your prayers have kept us safe and made this trip a true joy.
1. Hot and Dry weather beats Hot and Humid hands down.
2. Paul's head is somehow attractive to birds. Turkeys and cardinals like to fly towards it for some reason.
3. Wet leather smells bad and takes a long time to dry. Hmmm...maybe that' smell is me.
4. North Carolina smells really good. Hmmm maybe That's me...nah it isn't.
5. Pennsylvania smells pretty bad....nope not me.
6. If you see a dead skunk in the middle of the road open the visor to get that smell out right away. There seems to be a theme here.
7. Kudzu is really weird stuff it grows on everything once it gets started, there is a lot of it in the Southeast.
8. The Appalachian Mountains are absolutely gorgeous and to be able to see them on a bike has been an honor.
God Bless you all and thanks again for your prayers for us as we continue down this road.
Today we travelled 554 miles.
Paul and Barb