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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 34: Lake City, FL (Rest Day)

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) since last Sunday! We really appreciate your thoughtful donations!

Century 21 Bushnell, Mason Chenn, Kris Bloomfield, Laura (Grandma) LeBaron, Alicia Schick, Nicole Nowak-Ahmad, Haylie Lund, and Anonymous

If you would like to make a donation, click here or on the button that says "MAKE A DONATION!" on the right of our blog under the thermometer. All donations go straight to JDRF; Matt and I don't see any of it. (All of our expenses like lodging, food, biking gear, etc. come from our own savings.) Every donation makes a difference!

We got in another newspaper, the Destin Log. Here's a link if you want to check it out:

Last night I slept for ten hours and it felt marvelous! Sundays truly are the best. Today we went to a church near by. (We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information click here.) The ward that we went to for church was so friendly! We had a ton of people come up to us and ask if we're visiting, where we're from, and about our bike trip. Florida has had some of the friendliest people we've met on this trip.

We are starting to get pretty nervous about the tropical storm that has hit Jacksonville (it's almost at a hurricane status). The weather report says that winds have gotten up to 70 mph! Yikes. The worst of the storm is happening tonight, but the storm is supposed to last through Tuesday night. There is also talk of potential flooding, and we've already had a lot of rain in Lake City. Cross your fingers that we'll be able to finish this trip tomorrow by riding between the bands of the storm!

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