Okay kids, this is crunch time…a week from today, at this time, we will be eating lunch in Iowa City on our way to Georgia. Wow and Yikes.
Time is flying by with every day of this last week being filled with something. Here’s a rundown: Monday – making poppy seed rolls, Tuesday – Sioux Falls trip and eating 2 lunches with friends. Yes, we both ate two lunches. Nice. We are getting our stomachs ready for the trail. We have to eat between 4,000 and 6,000 calories a day. Just preparing for that. Wednesday – pluma moos making. We are definitely stirring champions. Thursday – Alison worked at the hospital and Renee made fruit pockets. Friday – SCHMECKFEST!! Renee emptied liquids and Alison gathered coffee cups at the meal. Saturday – SCHMECKFEST!! Renee worked with knepp and Alison with noodle soup. We wore our boots both nights to help break them in. It worked like a charm. No blisters, just tired feet.
If you’re looking for something to do next weekend come to SCHMECKFEST!! (It’s in Freeman SD for those of you that are unaware of the awesomeness you are missing.)
This next week is looking about the same with a shake down hike on Monday and various togetherness and more SCHMECKFEST!!
Some friends from Sunday School brought us this picture because it reminded them about how God will protect us on the trail. Underneath His wings we will stay safe. Thanks for that and all your prayers! At this point we are at 5% of our fundraising goal. We are hoping that people are just waiting for us to start before they pledge to donate. They may be waiting to see how many miles we actually hike. So, money should be coming in later. But, we will take anything now. 🙂
And now for some words from our sponsor (our entertainment): Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader
– Australia’s mallee bird can tell temperature with it’s tongue, accurate to within 2 degrees. Alison asks: How did the bird tell the people the temperature it’s tongue said it was?
– Robins can become drunk after eating holly berries and often fall off power lines. Sounds like an experiment waiting to happen.
– Domesticated elephants have learned to stuff mud into the cowbells around their necks before sneaking out at night to steal bananas. So smart!
– Poison oak is not an oak, and poison ivy is not an ivy. Both are members of the cashew family. No wonder some people are allergic to nuts.
Til next time…