Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 4 - Snow!

"I mean, you either love spinning the pedals and watching the scenery whiz by, or you don't. And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike."
-Keith Mills

-Bumper Sticker

We just ate supper at Sanford's Grub, Pub & Brewery in downtown Sheridan, Wyoming. The food was super and the portions large so Margaret and I split a burger, spinach and artichoke dip, and their famous onion rings. If you ever get out here, we recommend Sanford's, especially so you can see why the onion rings are famous. 
When Margaret checked in at The Hampton Inn she was told at the desk that our room had been paid for. Margaret thought that maybe we had enough points for a free room but that wasn't the case: one of our friends from back home somehow found out where we would be and paid for the room. She is sneaky and we are grateful.
Our driving total mileage is now 1,835.7 miles and today's miles were mostly in the snow. That's what I said, snow. The Black Hills in South Dakota were white today and we could not even go to see Mt. Rushmore. Even though we were only eighteen miles from the four presidents the road to them was covered with over twelve inches of new snow from last night. I guess the closest we'll get to George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe will be the post cards we bought. Oh well, it was a good idea!
However, we did get to stop at Wall Drugs in Wall, South Dakota. It was snowing there too but we had to go. After all Wall Drugs has been seen in TIME, People magazine, National Geographic, Good Morning America, cable TV, and whatever was on the thousand other billboards we missed. We looked around at the cowboy stuff, bought some post cards, got our free bumper sticker, and high-tailed it out of town in the white stuff.
Even in the snow today I was overwhelmed with the beauty of God's creation. We should never take for granted the beauty of America. It is absolutely amazing. How can supposedly educated people believe that somewhere back there two masses of nothing collided somehow in outer space and created everything amazing, incredible, and mysterious that we see? To me, that would be the equivalent of a tornado going through a junkyard and creating a firetruck! "Claiming to be wise, they became fools instead. . . . So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen" (Romans 1:22,25b). "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).
Great day. Thank you Sneaky for the room this evening. We love you.


  1. Hey Mom and Dad! I love reading your blog everyday, it is great! The critters are all doing well and the chickens are getting bigger! Keep taking pictures because the kids love to see them. They miss you both a bunch and can't wait to drive out to Maine to see you at the end of your great journey! Love you and be careful!!!!!

  2. hey barry and reading the blogs.....trying to figure out how to post a comment...hope you get this.....

  3. yeah! I figured it out.....I am praying for you...

  4. Thanks for the prayers. Maybe we'll see you in Ohio.