What a wonderful and adventurous day! We went from nine in the morning until six thirty this evening...and we went for thirty miles, from Santa Rosa to Marshall. We learned a lot of things. Life lessons that I share with you now.
|Going through our backpacks again. I will admit|
that I did this with a less than cheerful attitude.
What goes up....doesn't always come down. But what goes down must come up. This applied to the hills we went on today. We would go up and up and up, but rarely seem to go back down. However, whenever we went down, we always went back up again. This is a wonderful optimistic outlook on life, but when applied to longboarding it can be quite sad.
Two really is better than one. I can't imagine what this trip would be like without a buddy along. When Kenton fell off his board or when I was ready to give up as we pushed up a hill, we were there to support each other.
|Kenton racing down the street and looking|
good while doing it.
People are good and willing to help you. Like when you drink all your water but you're still thirsty. Or your phone has no service and you're lost. Yes...we got lost. We probably went about a mile before we realized our mistake. A mile might not seem like much, but when it is your 15th mile, and your backpack weighs greater than the burden of Atlas himself, it is a tragedy to waste a mile going the wrong way.
The Earth is beautiful. We rode through some beautiful countryside today. With a strong headwind and really rough roads, it seemed God and Nature wanted us to take a little extra time to enjoy the scenery. The rolling hills and gorgeous farmland. It made me think of what I always imagined Scotland to be like, and once we hit Highway One I was reminded of one of my favorite drives in Romania. The gorgeous drive from Pitesti to Sibiu. Gorgeous.
|Mom came and got us at the end of the day. This|
is how she found us. We were really worn out
Thanks everyone for the attention the past few days. We've had over 300 people on the blog in the past day or so and over 1,300 hits this month. We appreciate the support. Planning and talking about doing this trip is one thing, but actually getting out there has been another. Thank you for your attention and what help you can give towards the Romanian orphans.
Well...I'm going to sleep. And soundly will I sleep tonight.
|Mom took us out to dinner and let us|
stay one more night at a hotel. That
is why I am able to blog this.
Unfortunately there is no internet connection
in the wild so....catch up with you later!