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Tour began on Saturday May, 12th 2007.
We left at 8:00 a.m., from the Walton Arts Center parking lot in Fayetteville.

Day Twelve

Crestview  to Cottondale - 5 miles - sunny day - a bit breezy
70s to 80s
Roads are rural with not too much traffic - Rolling hills
Florida roads have very nice shoulders - great for biking.
We hit the highest point in Florida just after passing the state line -
345 ft.

We got an early start in order to hopefully get a chance to make a
little detour to the gulf coast beach.
It was good that we did start early, because the water pump went out in
our van.
We had a very nice interview with the local Crestview newspaper - a
great group of people! Thanks for taking the time to help us share this
message.
Brian also helped us get a reputable mechanic who was able to take care
of the water pump. Brian - you're the man!
We even had a chance to go to the beach for about an hour - the kids,
and this big kid, were so excited.

Sarah (my sister) had organized a great get together at their church
where we met about 50 people.
She was able to get a bunch of pizzas donated and we had a wonderful
time meeting new friends and some special kids.
There were 3 other kids with Down Syndrome at the get together - they
made instant friends - Great pictures.
Thanks y'all for coming and supporting us as we passed through. A
special thanks to my sister Sarah for organizing and making all the
connections.

Thanks Sarah and Mike for opening your home to us and taking such good
care of us.
I love my sister (and you too Mike).

Thoughts:
Sitting on that little itty bitty seat for a extended period of time
makes almost any other seat feel really really good.
Appreciation!
Or Apathy?
What do we have? And how do we use what we have?
We often have so much more than we think.
People with Down Syndrome have so much!
And they freely give what they have.
Perhaps, they are the teachers.
We could learn some pretty good lessons from them.
 

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