Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Day Off/A Day of Awesomeness

I woke up yesterday morning and wrote the previous day's blog post. I didn't really bother to check the weather. Kev did for me before he left for work though. I ended up not biking yesterday at all. It was cold and rainy. They closed the campsites I was going to stay at due to flooding of the Snake River. And there are only two ways into Jackson, WY. One way is closed due to a mud slide, the other was snowing. I said, "Time for a day off."

I hung out at the Keefe's house all morning. Around 11 we ended up leaving to go to a local soup kitchen to serve at for an hour and a halfish. This was awesome. I just got ingredients for more food and cleaned a couple tables. But it was so great getting the opportunity to serve on my day off.

Danielle (the Keefe's daughter) babysat me all day. She took me to Walmart so I could restock on groceries. We also got to go see the Bodies Exhibit at the local museum. I missed going to see it when it was back in Charlotte a couple years ago. That was pretty awesome. It was cool seeing how crazy the body is. If you ever get the chance to go see that exhibit, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is cool.

Danielle, Ryan, and I then went to a local sub place called The Sandwich Tree. 7 Dollars. A sub that was 14 inches long and 4 inches wide (I ordered a 12 inch). Roastbeef, Bacon, Pastrami, Cheese, and a whole assortment of vegetable goodies. That was one of the best subs I have ever had. Ever.

So here is the deal with being in pretty good shape, and in the middle of a very large bike trip. Your metabolism goes through the roof. This is good, because when we got home, they had dinner almost finished. They actually made me a steak dinner. That's crazy. I haven't had a steak dinner in ages. I was blown away. Also, I thought, "you idiot, why did I eat so much. I am an idiot." We sat down about fifteen minutes after I got back.

I had a whole steak, salad, and double helpings of some super delicious green beans.
Thank you so much bike metabolism. I just ate enough for three people in the span of 35 minutes. And I could have eaten desert.

Time to get to Jackson. 104 miles. Two passes. Today.

Let's Rock.

1 comment:

  1. hey Dkal,

    I just wanted to say that I still LOVE this Blog and tonight I am catching up on reading with my friend at camp Mary Beth Staggs, she goes to Clemson so you will meet her one day! Any ways we can't believe the kindness of this man and his family! The way that he trusted you with His family and daughter that is Awesome for really! :)