Thursday, September 2, 2010
Frequently Asked Questions?????
2. Why are you doing this? This is the 2nd time I have done this. Why? It is a "walkabout" of sorts. Sometimes I choose to ride alone, just to think. What do I think about? Everything from how America is moving so fast, to how I'm moving too fast. I have time to examine myself, my relationships, my dedication to projects and my spiritual being. Riding a bicycle for miles and miles allows you time to slow down and really think. This second "walkabout" is as important as the first.
3. What chores does the group have? Everyone pitches in and helps each other. It took a week to figure out who did what. Janice and Liz are fast tent pitchers. Alinda is the dish washer, cleaner upper after breakfast and dinner. Patty and Allyson dry and put away. Allyson takes charge of laundry. Tom is the bicycle organizer. tire pumper, and coffee maker. Bobby is director of "rig" maintainance and John is first assistant. Janice is the morning sandwich maker. John is Mr. Handy and helps everyone.Thanks o Liz for her dedication to the blog. She does a great job taking pictures and trying to post--internest service in not good in most places. Paul has the biggest and hardest job---cooking, preparing each rest stop, drivinng the rig and putting up with all of us. So it is a team effort.
4. What's the food like? TOTALLY AWESOME. Becuase we are in close quarters, we are often served by Paul. We are like kings and queens. Paul served 2 presidents- Truman and Eisenhower. Yes really. Everything is delicious and the smells of evening dinner is a treat.
5. What is the biggest difference you see from the first journey in 2001 to the journey in 2010? Technology. Cell phones work in more places. However, we were fortunate in WY that cell phone coverage was not good for a couple days. Yes, we love to call everyone at home, but we have limited time. Plus people in towns are on the cell phone so when you ride by, they aren't really paying attention. We are also using GPS. It works sometimes, and it doesn't work others. So the old map and "ask the local folks" is still the best.
6. Do we miss you? Yes, we think of all of you often. We love to hear from you. And we feel your prayers. We hope we are representing our community well as we ride and meet people. Folks are really friendly. It is a pleasure to feel America's fabric come alive thru quick conversation. We are a wonderful nation with beauty and friendly smiles.
WE are Pedaling!!!
Go ride your bike!
Lots of Love!!!