And on the 9th day they rested.
Finally a little rest for the wicked. I walked to breakfast in the rain this morning…emmm good. I’m waiting for Randy (Tracy Lloyd’s brother) to come pick me up and drive me around today. He also plans on cycling with us in the am and leading us out of town. Thanks to my buddy Tracy for referring me to her brother.
Special thanks to Deacon Vasquez for his generous donation to the cause. For just $1.59 a day, you to can provide a cyclist with a much needed Starbucks coffee.
Let me tell you about my new friend Randy. He picked me up at the fire house in the pouring rain. Drove me to the bike shop, the UPS store, the running store, and bought me lunch. Just one more example of someone being selfless. I have never met Randy before today and he is not a firefighter. Just one phone call by my friend Tracy and he was here. Thank you for being of service, brother.
Having a day off gave me a little extra time around the kitchen table at Salt Lake City station 1. And a little more time to reflect on my journey so far. Remember that day you walked into the drill tower and looked at all the new fire helmets in a line? You knew one belonged to you. Or the day you put on your turnouts. Wow I finally made it, I’m a firefighter. I have a couple of good friends starting their journey Aug 2. Congrats boys. In one day they will become part of this family.
As I ride across this great country of ours, I am reminded of our freedom, and those who defend it. I am reminded of those who care for it at home. I am reminded of those who SERVE. Service is not a job, it is a calling. To you who serve, I salute you.
Tomorrow is going to be great. Salt Lake City Fire has treated us like family. They shared their house, their food, and their time. Tomorrow they will protect our safety as they escort us out of town.