Sunday, July 31, 2011
End Of A Good Week
Whorled milkweed, a favorite
I am sitting off to the side taking a break and telling stories with a group when I see a kid walking by with two pairs of scissors. All the mom's close by all wondered if his mom knew he had taken these along. They crossed the road and passed out popsicles to passing riders. Last year they had so much fun with this they came to this part of the ride and brought twice as many, a relief in hot weather to many who were quick enough to grab one. The fellow in the big umbrella joined in and he and his wife even shaded me while I shot some photos and discussed their son's hopeful career finding a job in journalism. This is the family spirit many have read that I write about in my stories. They were gone before I could learn any more, my hat is off to these lovely people.
Over 440 miles!
The Donner Party dipping wheels for the finale to over 440 miles . You start dipping in the Missouri River and end in the Mississippi River. Would you want to be invited to eat with this club?
Here I sit at home without any cares
It has been a long hard journey
Riding across this beautiful land, hello out there
Now safe and sound out on the prairie.