Day 85 Schulenburg to Columbus TX. 26 Miles

11/23/2014

IMG_4950A downpour of biblical proportions kept me from running on day 84. Despite having a sunny morning, nature would not cooperate. Her temperamental behavior bordered on bipolar. I ducked into the trailer to throw on the running gear and when I reemerged the skies were dark. I still planned to run but after thanking Holly and her brother Jeremy for the wonderful stay the rain started. Crystal and I headed to Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant for an early lunch and to wait for our opening. The opening never arrived. The storm raged steady into the night. We even received a tornado warning from the national weather service.

20141123_064636The real treat of the day 84 came when we went to Frank’s Diner. The establishment was over 85 years old...

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Day 83 Waelder to Schulenburg – 30 Miles

11/21/2014

IMG_4929Rough patches are meant to test a person’s resolve. How much can one endure until one quits? How much stuff has to break before the mind snaps? Each little mishap starts to grow in magnitude. It is much like the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Often the mishaps in life come at a person in flurries. They attack you mentally and physically. The best thing to do in those situations is to tackle one problem at a time and to remember that there is sunshine after the rain.

IMG_4935When we left for the day’s starting point, I could feel beads of perspiration forming on my forehead. AS the sun’s rays touched my face I thought to myself, the chance of rain seems pretty slim today. I hit the road in a light thermal shirt, and some compression pants...

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Day 82 Luling to Waelder – 24 miles

11/21/2014

IMG_4886The Riverbend R.V. Park was like one big family. Sandwiched between San Antonio and Houston, this large property was located next to a beautiful river. By the grounds entrance, to the right, horses ran laps on the dirt track. Others were in or around the barn attending horse school. To the left behind their community kitchen, someone was tending to their organic garden.

20141120_130920As Crystal and I wandered around property looking for various animals to feed, we ran into Sherry. We struck up a fascinating conversation about the area and about horses. We learned so much about horses and horse racing. The conversation was so fun, Crystal didn’t even want to hit the road...

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