Happy 4th of July. It is awesome to think that so many years ago in 1776 we claimed freedom as a country. I am proud to be an American and to experience the freedom of my country, but I am most proud to have the freedom we are able to experience through Christ. God has given us the ultimate freedom that we have been crucified with Christ and no longer live but Christ lives in us and we walk by faith (Gal. 2:20).
Today’s ride was very special. We rode out of Elizabethtown and had some people ride with us. Bob Anderegg, my good friend and one of the chapter’s advisors, rode with us on his huffy mountain bike for 31 miles (very impressive). Austin Howell, who rode into Etown with us and is a fellow hilltopper. Alex Bridges, friend of Tyler and Cameron and a new friend to the riders of Fijis Across America. And my father, Charlie Vittitow. I really enjoyed riding with all of them but riding with my dad was especially awesome. I felt like we were going to war together as we climbed hills and reached high speeds. I have always admired how my dad enjoys being actively involved in my life and wants to experience things with me. It was a memory I will hold dear for a long time and I hope to pass it on to my son someday. We had some great time to talk and laugh as we enjoyed the beautiful Kentucky fourth of July day.
We finished our ride at the McDonald’s of Springfield and the day ended with some great laughs. Tyler was riding Austin’s mountain bike for the last leg and decided to do a little off roading in the McDonald’s front lawn. He went onto the lawn but got the front wheel stuck in the mud and did a superman dive into the grass. I almost fell off my bike and several bystanders got a free show. I laughed for a while and Tyler said it was some of the most fun he had.
We are staying the night with Cameron’s fraternity brother Alex in Lebanon and are celebrating our freedom by doing not much of anything at his house. Happy 4th of July to everybody and only 12 days of riding left so keep us in your prayers.
In His Adventure,