I’m on day 79 and am so excited to be heading partway home tonight after the Adele concert!
What a whirlwind this last 11+ weeks has been! I’m ready to start being able to reflect back on all the memories I made during this time!
Wednesday morning I went to a glass studio and did a couple pieces of fused glass. I picked them up today and am so happy with how they turned out!
Thursday I visited the Molly Brown house. She was a pretty remarkable woman. I really only knew about her from the Titanic movie, so learning more about her life was interesting. That evening, I went to a concert at the Pepsi Center. It was Chris Tomlins Worship Night in America. Lots of great music and the speakers were Max Lacado and Louie Giglio. I love Max Lacado’s books, but had never seen him speak live before so that was pretty amazing. He is so gifted with words! Writing this blog for the last few months has given me a new appreciation for writers! Louise Giglio I had not heard before either. He is a little firecracker! Such a good night and so amazing to kneel before God with so many other believers (probably 15,000 people there) and pray for our nation.
Friday morning I got up early to go to a StandUp Paddleboarding class for beginners! It was so much fun! You might remember I tried SUP in Oklahoma City, but never stood up and only kneeled. I was determined to get there this time! After falling in a few times, I finally did it!! Logically you want to just take your time to stand up and you kind of want to be still when you do this, but that is not how it works! The more speed you have and the faster you stand up the easier it is. Totally counter to my natural thought process, but it works. They said it is kind of like trying to balance on a bike that is not moving – that is harder to balance standing still than when you are actually moving. Now I am not the most athletic person to begin with, but imagine kneeling on a small bath mat and then trying to stand up smoothly to your feet and fast all while standing on that small bath mat. Ok, now imagine if that bath mat was moving side to side. Could you do it? Once you get stood up, you can’t really adjust your feet much at all, so you have to be kind of precise on where you stand too! I’m sure I’ll get better with practice, but it was so much fun and I DID IT! Falling off a few times was actually beneficial. I learned so much about what to do and not do each time I fell. UNL rents paddleboards, who wants to go out and try it with me??!!
Today is the Adele concert! As much as I would have loved to be home a few days earlier, I’m so glad I decided to stay for the concert. I think it will be worth it. I figured I won’t be able to sleep right away after the concert so I would head part way back yet tonight and then arrive home sometime tomorrow. Can’t wait to be home and hug my kids!!
It’s been an amazing adventure and I am so blessed to have had the time for this journey. I will post some “Interesting Facts” sometime after I get home – like how much gas I used, etc. I am really curious about that! I have gone just under 13,000 miles, so I should have a little over that by the time I get home. Thank you to everyone who has followed along with me on this amazing journey!