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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 19: Junction, TX to Johnson City, TX

We believe that we have reached the halfway mark in this adventure! And we had another great day of biking... 91 miles today!

Our bests for the day was Fredericksburg. Brother and Sister Robinson recommended we go to the downtown area of Fredericksburg. (Unfortunately, we never could find the restoration memorial that recognizes the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints that you told us to go see.)  It was the cutest city! Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the 1840's and so everything has a German name, and there are little shops and bakeries just like in Germany. We were riding through Fredericksburg around lunchtime, so we decided to stop for lunch. We got some really good pastries from one of the bakeries including some apfelstrudel (apple strudel).

Matt's worst for the day is that his Achilles tendon was hurting him a lot. (He hurt it when he ran the Park City marathon last summer, and it's been bothering him the whole trip, but some days are worse than others.) We had to stop today at 91 miles because it was bothering him too much. My worst for the day is Matt's Achilles tendon and that Texas has so many hills. All day we were biking up and down hills which really slows us down.

Texas is beautiful! There were several occasions when I gave an audible gasp because of the beautiful surroundings. It's really green here right now, and there are a lot of purple and yellow flowers everywhere. America is such an amazing country, and I feel so blessed to live here.


  1. Love the town and the apple strudel! (And secretly love Matt's wild 'n' wooly-ness!) Congrats on the half-way mark! Keep it up! Love you so much, Ash

  2. You both are so great! I love reading your blog. Be safe. :)