Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our last night in Colorado

July 29, 2008
Up early again cause it was going to be hot -- and it was. The scenery is pretty much just flat plains with occasional corn fields and some of the biggest cow lots I’ve ever seen. We rode pretty hard, mostly to try and beat the heat. We arrived at camp in Wray, CO about 1:30. Camp is in a city park with nice big shade trees. The showers are about 8 blocks away at the swimming pool and cold water only, but nobody seems to care. The folks in Wray have been very friendly and there is a pool party for us at the pool tonight. I am going to stay in camp and try to turn in early as I didn’t get much sleep last night. Between the train traffic on 2 sides and a helicopter landing at the hospital right next door, a lot of us didn’t get much sleep. Also we want to get out early tomorrow as the high temp is supposed to be 104.

3 comments:

CalvinGirl said...

Hi Mr. Gritters!
I found your blog and truly enjoyed reading it. You've been in my prayers the last few weeks and it's neat to see (and read) what you've been up to. I hope to be in Grand Rapids the day you come in, so hopefully I can find you and say hello! I hope the rest of your journey goes well... I"m thinking of you here in Kalamazoo! :) Hope you were able to rest and prepare for the next day...
~Ruth (Zeilstra) Flikkema

Brent Pierson said...

Hi Rick, thanks for your updates and I'm glad to hear that you made it back to the midwest. I always hated the drive across Nebraska in a car, a bike has to be a lot worse. I'm sorry to read about the two serious injuries and I will keep praying for safety for you and all the riders.

Stay safe!
Brent

Tom/Susan said...

Hey there, Rick!
So glad to hear that Brenda and the kids were out to see you. I'm sure that was a joy for all. Tom & I continue to hold you up in prayer.

Enjoy and ride safe... Blessings - Susan & Tom