One of the biggest miracles we've encountered here is the miracle of Utah! It is unexplainable in words how strangely beautiful the desert can be. Cliffs, slot canyons, rivers, Hoo-Doos, and oceans of rock create a masterpiece impossible to re-create.
Being on the road for eight months with only the two of us has made us comfortable with each other. We know how long it takes for each other to wake up and get on the road. Adam has dealt with my insanely small bladder and looks for bushes on the side of the road for me to hide behind every half hour or so. And I am (mostly) happy to stop or ride back and forth for Adam to snap pictures around every corner. I was nervous at the proposal to ride for a few days with others. I wasn't sure how this would upset our routine and so I was hesitant.
Katie and Cheney, married almost a year and 1/2, have been traveling the world since they got married. This bike tour from Jackson, MI to Los Angelas, CA is simply the end of their 18-month journey together. They've traveled through Southeast Asia, experienced Vipassina Meditation (11 days of silence) in India, basked in the sun on the beaches of Zanzibar, and are now biking home. How can we not be excited to finish our journey after hearing all of what these two have accomplished this year?
Mike has become our new biking buddy through The Loneliest Road in America. Route 50 in Nevada has spans of over 80 miles with absolutely nothing. On our map, it describes Nevada as having no shade except for 3 trees East of Fallon. At least we've got Mike. Mike's goal for riding this year is to build his faith in God and "show people that God is real and there is still love out there in this crazy world." We are loving his company and the goodness he has brought to us while riding with him.
All of the food we got from the church gave us more than enough energy to ride 60 miles to Milford, UT, and finish our day carrying our bikes over the train tracks (I made a mistake in directions and we chose this route instead of riding a whole 1/4 mile back).
We've made it to Nevada now... but that's for another post! 46 states down! And on we go....