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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 Four

Hot springs to Pine Bluff
Hot - mid 80s to low 90s
Rolling hills, slight wind to our backs (that's nice)
We are beginning to get into more pine forests.

We left Iron Mountain this morning with a great send off by Vickie and
Dave. Thanks again for your generous hospitality.
All of the kids rocketed ahead on the back roads to the main road -
except for Jon and his dad, we took our time, especially going down hill.

Kathy and Jess are very patient, as they sandwich the group between them
with both vehicles. All you mothers out there, consider how you may feel
about watching your chicks pass in front of you, while cars pass around
them, Kathy has been great!

The older boys were able to go a little farther today and it was great
to have them join me. They have plenty of energy, but sitting on that
little itty bitty hard seat for an extended period of time begins to
wear in the wrong places.

We stopped around lunch time and pulled into a shady area near a Baptist
church. While we were there, we got to meet Bo, the next door neighbor
who showed the kids some of his new horses and told us about how he
helps people in trouble. Thanks for the encouragement Bo. Keep up the
good work.

We left around 7:30 this morning and made it to Pine Bluff around 1:30.
After another newspaper interview and some additional photos we stopped
at the Super 8 where there was an indoor swimming pool to the great
delight of each of the kids.

It was nice to have a little bit more free time this afternoon to relax
and catch up on these web thoughts. Its raining now, and hopefully that
will cool things down for the ride tomorrow.

Thoughts:

As the thought of the D-Tour began over 6 months ago, we are now in the
midst of the culmination of an idea.
So many have helped and still are helping. It is not for us, it is for
the idea. We represent something that resonates in the hearts of people.
But standing up for ideas is often uncomfortable, it takes work,
exercise, diligence, sweat.
I want my kids and myself to stand up for what is right - to value
people - to have character above comfort
Is that radical?

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