I asked Alan if I, Bob, can do just one of the daily blogs–so here goes–Ithink this third week in has been the hardest. We are over the excitement of starting this journey and now Alan is grinding out the miles. He finished today at 641 miles. Since I am keeping the log I can attest to the fact that he has so far riden that bike 641 miles. Following him going between 4 and 20mph has been a very different experience, but it is a wonderful way to see a beautiful part of our country. Everyone I meet is amazed at what Alan is doing and seeing that at our stops he is usually tired, I am the one telling people about the Burpee and showing them Homer’s bone. From young to old people loved hearing about our adventure. Having to be totally spontaneous in where we stop to eat and rest is a very different way to go about one’s life but yet again it is fun.
So far we have seen art galleries, historic museums, a zoo and even have played catch after our long days. My youngest son Harry gave us the best advice before this trip started in saying “take it one day at a time”. The e-mails, text messages and phone calls from our families and friends have been wonderful–thanks. We head to Austin Mn tomorrow and I can’t speak for Alan but my life wouldn’t be complete without a side trip to the Spam Museum. It is an honor to be on this adventure with Alan and a privilage to serve the Burpee Museum. I look forward to seeing everyone on the 27th back at the Burpee on our beautiful Rock River—Bob