July 1, 2011
Note: Dusty & Gay have been riding, learning and growing for the past two weeks but their biggest fan (and SOS March social media director) has been on vacation. Beginning with this post, we’ll be catching you up with D & G’s Amazing Adventures.
Pueblo, Sugar City, Sheridan Lake, Colorado to Scott City, Kansas
As we head further into the Great Plains from Eastern Colorado to Kansas, we are meeting some wonderful people who have shown us small acts of kindness that have lifted our spirits. In Ordway, Colorado, “kids” who don’t have a sprinkler to run through can push a button in the city park and play in the fountains, very thoughtful.
In Arlington, Colorado, Gay spent about an hour talking to a lady who has lived in one of the three occupied houses in Arlington, Colorado all her life. This 80+ year old woman has “managed” the cross country bike route through her town. She had an outhouse built for bicyclists at the side of the road and she maintains it, complete with a guest book. She has met people from all over the world and is very knowledgeable about her region and its history.
When we reached the Kansas border, a local farmer who saw us trying to take a timer photo of ourselves, pulled over his vehicle and took a picture for us.