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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 43 of riding!

We woke up this morning to say, Happy 82nd Birthday to Gene!  Then we packed up and had breakfast as usual before leaving the Quality Inn in Lynchburg, Virginia.  The sky was clear this morning after an overnight thunderstorm left a few puddles as proof it rained last night.  It was a cool 70 degrees as we made our way back to US Hwy 460.  We made it past the construction and were back on the BUSY road just before 8 am.  Once again, there was little or no shoulder on the 4 lane road so I had a little anxiety.  Praying for safety, God's protection and favor before we left and as we traveled helped calm my nerves.  Before long, we were out of the heaviest traffic and I felt peace. 
 The road was lined with trees as we went up and down over the beautiful Virginian hills.
There's SO much history in the land we are covering here in Virginia.  Today we saw a few "Road to Revolution" signs, some Civil war battlefield signs and we went through Appomattox.  I found myself wondering what it would have been like marching through the countryside in Revolutionary and Civil war times.  If the trees and hills could talk...
 The Farmer's Daughters nursery and country store looked like an interesting place to visit.
 We went over a LOT of roller coaster type hills.  Later I told Russ I did some strategic driving, trying to hang back on the hill while Russ got down to the bottom and started up the next hill so traffic could spot me from behind.  Thank you, Lord for safety!
It's always encouraging to see the cross, a reminder of what the journey is all about.
 Today we saw some street and road signs that caught our eyes.
This one is Monkeywrench road!
 Forks we eat with? Forks in the road?

 We made sure we didn't turn down Hurt Hill lane, I don't want to go there!

The "Jesus Center, Way of the Cross" sign was reason I snapped this picture, but tonight I noticed the other sign evidently in regard to a building go, church!  God WILL provide!
 Before we knew it, we had taken two roadside breaks, traveled 62 miles reaching Burkeville, Virginia at 12:45.  We checked into the Comfort Inn, had a great dip in the pool and later on walked to the Hillside Family Restaurant next to the motel for dinner.  We crossed the pond on a neat little covered walking bridge to get to the restaurant.
 The Birthday Boy and his dessert!
It has been a blessed day.  We are so thankful for the beautiful, mild weather.  When so many areas around the country are suffering in extreme heat, we have been blessed with mid eighties to ninety degree days.  The winds have been favorable and we have been kept safe. We are also thankful for your prayers and encouragement, they keep us going!  Tomorrow Russ pedals from Burkeville to Petersburg, Virginia.  We're getting closer every day!  Blessings to you!
Until tomorrow,
Russ & Carol

1 comment:

  1. You have gone so far, it's unbelievable! Carol, your outlook on life is so refreshing, it's the first thing we read each morning! God bless you three!
    Steve and Frances



The CrossNAmerica trip is First to be a witness of the significance of the Cross of Jesus Christ and Its Foundational Influence Upon This Nation. Its Even the Glue That Holds Us Together. "LAMININ"

Secondly we are raising pledges per mile or single pledges to support any of the five mission organizations listed on this blog or any other worthy Christian mission effort around the world, locally or globally.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18