Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 2 Ludington to Green Bay

Group shot after breakfast  before leaving Maranatha. Thank you Gary & Diane, Shelley, Becky and Sarah!!
We woke to another gorgeous day in Ludington! The temps were a little warmer making our ride (1 1/2 miles) to board the SS Badger very enjoyable. They treated  us so well on the Ferry. We had an escort to board and she told us everything we needed to know. The crossing was very relaxing. Some played cards, others read, watched a movie, and some slept! We enjoyed breakfast and lunch on board. This group loves a good buffet!!!  We arrived in Manitwoc around 1:00 and we were on our way by 1:30. The weather was sunny and 80 with a great tailwind. We were right along the lakeshore leaving town and it was breathtaking! The first 10 miles flew by. Then we hit a heavy cross wind and some pretty good size hills. The group hung in and was strong. What a great bunch of people. I am amazed at the unification and encouragement you hear for each other on something like this. We wore our jerseys today and got asked alot of questions about what we are doing. People have been very friendly and encouraging. Some just think we are crazy. At times I would agree.

Loading onto the Badger - heading across the Lake!
We arrived at the hotel around 6:00 (7:00 Michigan Time) after about 65 miles. We made good time and we were happy to have got in before dark after such a late start. We had a taco dinner from our wonderful Sag Team (you rock Carolyn & Lyla!) We then had a time of sharing and devotions led by Pastor Doyle and he focused on Psalm 139. Take the time to read it when you have a chance and ask yourself what he asked us (and made us answer) "What is uniquely you and what are you being called for?" Everyone answered and I can tell you that we all sell ourselves short. Everyone in this group has brought something to this ride. They were called and they answered. So much has been revealed in two days but there is so much more to come.
That's one BIG hill!

Todays best Roadkill: snake
Todays Best Line: "Coming Back In" Theres a big story behind that line but we can't reveal that part yet.  Stay Tuned...

We finally remembered yesterdays best line. A little boy started riding along side us and said "Hey guys where we going?" Bonnie answered "Wisconsin, want to come?" He quickly rode in the opposite direction!

Your prayers are appreciated. Don't Stop!!! We have some sinus & allergies dragging some riders down and a few muscles that are begging for mercy. Weather is also on our minds as the forecast is calling for cooler temps and rain. We are calling on the chief weatherman who's totally in control and asking you to do the same.

Tomorrow will be our longest day of 110 miles. Might be a little tired to blog tomorrow night but hope to get some pictures up.  Thanks for all your love, support, and prayers. We feel every one!