Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rain, rain go away....come back ANOTHER day!

Ever stop to consider the MANY songs about rain. It's fun to think of them and then SING them when you're on the Harley in the RAIN! Here are some of my favorites...
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Singing in the Rain, by Gene Kelley
  • Rainy Days and Mondays by the Carpenters
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head, B. J. Thomas
  • Rainy Day People by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Rain by the Beatles
  • I can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
  • Fire and Rain by James Taylor
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
Today it's raining...actually we've not had that much weather on this trip. It's our 15th road day & up til now we've only had 5 minutes of hail in Colorado, which was kinda fun, but then again I'm a bit "deranged." It's a bit more challenging to ride in rain, the hydroplane effect happens instantaneously, particularly, it seems, on country roads.

The past two days have been quite enjoyable. We spent some time in greater Springfield, Illinois area touring the various Abraham Lincoln museums, landmarks, & historical sites, then on the way out of town went to a few more Route 66 stops. The riding the past two days hasn't been as exhilirating as the previous weeks...mostly cornfields and more cornfields and more cornfields. However, we've put well more than 3,000 miles on the Harley Ultra Classic thus far.

Finally, I want to say thank you to Gregory and Carrie Pierce. You'd recognize Gregory if you've been around The Crossing for a while, phenomenal singer and worship leader. Carrie is due with their second child anyday now. Thank you Pierce family for your generosity. This trip has been so cool because of the various people we've met and connected with along the way.

Time to ride...ride in the rain, by the way, what's your favorite rain song? Let me know!


P.S. Check it out...Vicki Holland, a fellow biker, you can read about her radical life change story. God has transformed her in huge ways! Also, don't miss Terrell Uhl, she has the biggest heart. She prays for so many. She loves being active with our Uganda ministry. Last, Sean Kappauf, one of Student Ministry Directors. The dude rocks! He loves teenagers. In fact, he's with 65+ High School students this week at Surf Camp.