Day 37 and 38
The first day of rest turned out to be very successful and enjoyable. We hosted a fundraiser in Etown at the Best Buy parking lot. We had about 70 people come in and out to visit and enter for a chance to win some prizes. It was great to see some people such as fraternity brothers, family members, and friends. My good friend Eric Lutz’s grandfather lives in Etown and he came out to the event. It actually turned out he was related to Cameron’s family, its a small world.
My grandparent’s (Grandy and Grandmoo) made it out to the event. I really enjoyed talking with them and they seemed to have fun at the event. It was so encouraging to have their support and to have them at the event. I hope to spend some time with them in the rest of my summer. My parents also came and continued to show their awesome support. I am so inspired by how much all the parents of the riders care for their sons. They are all very supportive and show their unconditional love by their continued support on our ride.
But, the event ended successfully with 5200 dollars raised. We all stuck around to talk some but then my parents and I went to spend some time together doing our favorite past time, fishing. We went to Caneyville to the farm of our friend’s Ruth and Norm Shank. We were on the boat for a few hours and my dad caught 5 fish and I only caught one small one. What else has changed, haha. But if nothing else I was able to brush up on my casting skills and I am always reminded that to be on a boat fishing is to be on a vessel of freedom.
The next day my parents and I traveled to Bowling Green to work on the Fiji house. We worked from 830 to 6 and were joined by several brothers, parents, and girls that were helping. The day was a success and it felt good to work up a different kind of sweat and put a hammer to some nails.
The days may have not been that restful but they were very enjoyable and refreshing. I look forward to the challenge ahead and can’t wait to see what else God can teach me on this journey to the Atlantic Ocean.
In His Adventure,