Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday July 6

We had our first rain the desert. It rained on most of our ride into Sunnyside Washington on July 4. It was only a short day. We had our rain coats on and were quite comfortable riding. It was actually better than the 100+ degree temps we had the previous day.

The CRC in Sunnyside fixed a great evening meal for us and we watched the fireworks from the front lawn of the church.

The group of riders is fantastic. It is difficult to learn over 100 names of new people. Everyone is having the same problem. It doesn't seem to matter. It is easy to have conversations with people we don't even know. It is quite acceptable to ask people their name. No one is offended. It is also interesting to see how the generations are mixing quite well.

I decided that the luxury I miss most is the dish washer. It is difficult to get a group this size to wash all of their dishes. The dish water is quite disgusting.

Today (Sunday) we have a day off from cycling. The CRC here in Kennewick, Washington arranged for several activities. I am at the pool of one of the church members and am using their wireless Internet for this update. The celebration service this morning was well done. The church here is helping a group of Burmese immigrants who worship with them regularly.

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