Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kansas City, MO

We've made it to another state! I didn't think Kansas would go by that fast. It's crazy to think we've come so far on this insane adventure and only have 3 weeks left till we roll into D.C.
Friday we pedaled into Kansas City, which we discovered is actually in both Kansas and Missouri. However we were all a little disappointed that there was no Missouri state sign to get a picture with. Needless to say it's a big city. A majority of the ride was spent pedaling through the very hilly city, with lots of stop signs, in ridiculous heat.
What can I say about Kansas? I underestimated it. We were told that it wad flat, boring, nothing to see, there would be a tail wind and it would be hot... turns out that only the hot part was true. The part of Kansas we rode through was mostly rolling hills, we saw the world's biggest ball of twine, met loads of nice people, had some good corn, and encountered almost no wind.
After our ride on Friday we had a fun filled weekend planned for us. Friday night we were thrown a Bash in downtown Kansas City where we all got our dance on and got free massages. We also go to meet NFL Chief's Leonard Pope, who would be working with us on the work site on Saturday.

Blake was pretty excited.
Saturday morning we woke up late (7:30), ate some breakfast and loaded up in the van and went to the work site. The house we worked on was completely gutted and needed a new floor put in. There was also huge piles of dirt and concrete in the front yard that needed to be distributed and spread around the yard. It was a hot job, but we got lots done while having a good time.

After working all morning we went back to the church that was hosting us and participated in cyclists favorite activity...

Saturday night the church we are staying at gave us a great dinner and fun little Christian concert afterwards. The St. Stephen's trio made sure to dance in the very front. After the concert, the three of us were all pleasantly surprised by the bajillion cookies waiting for us! We all got a little excited and started stuffing cookies down our throats, but don't worry, we didn't even put a dent in them. So thank you so much St. Stephens for thinking
of us and sending us such a wonderful care package! The entire team thanks you as well!
Tomorrow we will attend some churches in the area and then perhaps go to a Royal's baseball game!

Oh and I thought the Harry Potter movie was awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, less than 3 weeks until y'all are home?! Where, oh where has the time gone? Just checking in to reassure you that even though you may be a thousand miles away, your friends do still think about you often. I also wanted to say something to put a smile on your face, sooo, um...
    Did you know that in 1933, an NFL pass had to be attempted from five yards behind the line of scrimmage? Also, the first cheerleaders were male.
    There's my completely irrelevant and random comment for today! :P Still praying for the team. :)

    Phillippians 3:12-14 "Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."