Whoa, catch-up here we come. Let me rack my memory...
Ok. We left our wonderful hosts and long-time family friends the Westfalls in Little Rock early in the morning (3/6) to make an 8am assembly at Boone Park Elementary school. Many thanks again to Bernadette Rhodes for all her help with arranging our time in North Little Rock. The kiddos there were so excited! And the school had the best walk/bike to school percentage of the schools we've spoken at so far. They especially liked our bike-lights demo and asking/answering questions about our trip. The most memorable question this go-around was: "Do you ever want to give up and turn around?" Yes, we have lows every day. But the good, great, and amazing times far outweigh the down times. And why, now that we've gone over 2,000 miles, would I go back east when its almost equally as long to keep going west and continue seeing new sights, meeting new people, and being awed every moment by the next new thing around the corner?
|Excited students at Boone Park!|
|RASR was here (North Little Rock).|
|Jane on TV.|
|I like rocks.|
|Lake Dardanelle campsite. Not too shabby! We almost had the park to ourselves.|
|Hello, hard work.|
|Oh yeah? Do you really think RASR can't handle this? Please. Get real.|
|Mulberry River - maybe the best stretch of road yet.|
|Will definitely be included in a "best of" tour. (see above picture)|
|Ozarks scenic overlook. Yeah, that's right, we made it.|
|Stinky chicken farms.|
|Ready, Set, SLOW!|
|Fayetteville SRTS and Holcomb Elementary - we're super impressed.|
|Good work kids. Keep riding!|
|The "sombrero" dessert. Enough for 4!|
|There was no official "Welcome to Oklahoma" on our road, so we improvised with the next town's welcome sign|
Thoughts from the road brought to you by Chelsea.