I have a few pictures of Sean's accident. Unfortunately, his coast to coast trip is over. X-rays revealed a cracked sternum and several broken ribs. He also had some calcium deposits that broke off from his spine and may require surgery. If you look at the picture you can see his bike after his fall. I am sure he would appreciate your prayers while he heals from his injuries.
Here are a few odds and ends that may be of interest to you:
- We stayed in a Methodist church a few nights ago that whenever anyone entered the church the door chime would play "The Yellow Rose of Texas". You cannot imagine how many times we heart that song in the 12 hours we stayed there. What was especially ironic was that the church was not in Texas BUT NEW MEXICO! Office ladies, why don't you come up with a song our intercom can play when people come in our church doors?
- I have a picture of a "century cactus". The couple that garaged our bikes in Gale had this cactus in their front yard. It lives about 25 years, only blooms once but has hundreds of blooms when it blooms and then dies. It reaches a height of 15-20 feet and grew more than 11 inches in the last 24 hours. The gal also baked 6 pecan pies for us that we took on the road and enjoyed for supper tonight.
- Bob from Lubbock is a Wheels alumni rider who came down to visit with the gang yesterday. Bob is no ordinary rider! He holds the record for being the oldest man to ride coast to coast. He did it with Wheels two years ago at the age of 84! I'm such a pup.
- In the road kill category, we have seen many coyotes along side the road, several deer, a calf and even a bobcat. Now that we're in Texas we'll start seeing armadillos. They are the southern version of our opossum. What I've been surprised about most is the number of dead skunks we run across. They easily outnumber any other animal so far. Fortunately, they are usually so long gone they no longer stink.