We’re Off!

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Bike Ride Across America 2012

We left CoMo yesterday morning just before sunrise and headed west. Our goal is to make it to Washington by Friday so that I can begin the bike ride on Saturday. Travel conditions included a mixture of sunshine, rain and road construction. We were also able to make stops at Wall Drug and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

The highlight for our first day of travel was an unexpected spotting of Jerry and Janet Thorson just outside of Sioux City, IA on I-29. (The Thorsons are former members of Campus Lutheran and Janet served as our Office Assistant for four years.) After a quick phone call we met for lunch and had time reunite and catch up a little bit. Jerry and Janet are finishing a new house in the Black Hills near Sundance, WY. They were on their way to visit family, but offered us their place for the night. We made it to their picturesque new digs at about midnight. Thank you Thorsons!

  1. I’m in awe!!!! Please, God, surrond this amazing family with your angels and keep them safe during this absolutely insane adventure!!!!

  2. Janet Thorson says:

    I still can’t believe that we met on I-29! It was such a blessing to see all of you. So glad you were able to make it to the house. We will be praying for you each and every day…that really is a very long blue line! Safe travels to all of you.

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