Day after day...week after week...we have our routine. It's nice to have some unexpected visitors stop in for a visit.
Last evening as we were finishing up the barn work, getting some supper, and awaiting Eric's arrival home from a week in Phoenix, we got a phone call from my cousin. He had been at his parents' house, just a few miles away, when a young man stopped in looking for a place to pitch his tent for the night. My aunt and uncle weren't home, so my cousin called us to see if we would be willing to host the man for the night.
Thomas is a 26 year old from France, who is taking three months to ride his bicycle from New York to San Francisco. He rides about 50 miles per day...starting early in the morning and riding until it gets too hot...then riding again in the evening as it cools off. He carries all of his supplies on his bike...food, water, a tent, extra clothes, a nice camera to document his trip...it's heavy!
He was a very nice young man, and we really enjoyed meeting him and spending some time getting to know him! If you see him pedaling by on his way west, I hope you take the chance to meet him!