Connect for the CURE

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 36: Illinois Baby!!!!

Hey Connect for the CURE bloggers! We made it to state number 7, ILLINOIS!!! Our day started out as we crossed the famous Mississippi River and waved goodbye to Hawkeye State (Iowa). Our team then faced some more technical difficulties 10 miles into the trip with a broken spoke on Ryan's bike. After we got everything squared away, we hit the open road again and much to our surprise....WE FOUND AN ILLINOIS LICENSE PLATE!!! Yesss!!! We're just so pumped to find the plates because they will always be a reminder of what we did, what we rode for, and the experiences that we all shared along the way!

We also met a great couple named Kyle and Anne Lorenz from the city of Dixon, IL. As we were stopped on the side of the road for our lunch break, Kyle noticed our signs on the side of the motor home and wanted to get the scoop on what we are doing. He offered us water and even friendship cake that his wife made (which was so delicious that we ate the whole thing at lunch)! Their hospitality and kindness made a lasting impression and encouraged us to extend that hospitality to others that we meet. Thanks Lorenz family!!!


Lorenz, K & A said...

It was both a pleasure and an inspiration to meet you guys Sunday. We've told your story to everyone we saw last night and will continue to do so until you get to NewYork! We hope you made it to Rochelle without meeting up with the rain. Have fun in Chicago. Stay safe! God bless you all!
Kyle and Ann Lorenz

chris said...

Awesome job guys on the 7th state! Must have felt pretty good crossing the mighty Mississippi!!!

Sounds like you have meet some incredible people along the way!

Stay safe and keep on pedaling!

Kellie said...

That's so cool that you're meeting some incredible people on your journey. We will be praying for the Lorenz family as well, as they are spreading your story to many.

Keep peddling !

N8s Pop said...

The Ole Miss... wow! Looking forward to a couple of Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer stories:)