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Day 21 – May 27, 2010

Day 21 - Hills of West Virginia

Riders Road is ready – don’t miss it!

See everyone tonight for the Return Ride on the Riverwalk and at the Miracle Rider Uptown Concert on Broadway!

Every where we go the hearts of the people we meet just seem to keep on giving.  Even though I got to experience this last year it still touches me that that there is more good in the world then bad, you just have to put yourself out there and it will find you.

I have been asked a hundred times which way I liked the best, going by myself or with a group. It’s just like asking me which state I enjoyed the most, there is no way I can pick. I can say that this will be a bond that we will share for the rest of our life. We have had so many good laughs most of them direted at me. I know I will be lost when I get up on saturday.

 

From Mark Alexander…

Georgia Bound!!!!!! How great it was to travel through 48 states and see first hand the beauty that each state offers in it’s own individual way, but I am looking forward to coming home. The last few states we rode through were Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. By the way, while we’re in Charlotte we’re stopping by the studio that airs the Bob & Sheri Show. I am looking forward to this because I am a big fan of their radio show.  If you happen to be by a radio between 8AM-10AM on Friday, tune into 103.7 LITE FM.

Mr. Magoo (Scott) almost “bit the dust” today (Thursday). When he ran off the road, he ended up on a thick layer of gravel which went in all directions so everyone behind him had to play “dodge gravel” to avoid being hit. We all scattered in different directions like ants trying not to get slapped in the face with flying gravel. Those gremlins!!!! When it was over and we realized we were all ok, I believe Scott had to check his pants (if you know what I mean). Later we got a good laugh from this.

Though we have enjoyed many laughs and practical jokes on this trip, my eyes have been opened to the needs of our less fortunate children. When you see these kids in person, it becomes real of their struggles and seeing these children “opened” my eyes to the fact that they truly need my help. I believe everyone can make a difference in this world if we will all live by the saying, “Pay if forward.”  “It takes a village to raise a child,” so folks, we are the “village.”

I have a song in my head by the Zac Brown Band: “Well I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine, And that’s home you know, With sweet tea, pecan pie, and home made wine, Where the peaches grow, And my house it’s not much to talk about, But it’s filled with love that’s grown in southern ground, And a little bit of chicken fried, Cold beer on a Friday night, A pair of jeans that fit just right, And the radio up, you know I like the sunrise, To see the love in my woman’s eyes, Feel the touch of a precious child, And know a mother’s love…”

Thanks again for all of your support. We couldn’t do this without you! Bailey, Daddy is comin’ home!!!!!

One Response to Day 21 – May 27, 2010

  1. Carrie Standridge says:

    Hello to all the Miracle Riders…
    It has been an honor and a priveledge to assist in your comfort throughout the Ride. The CVB’s and hotel properties around the nation were touched by your endeavor and were eager to help accommodate you. I never tire of telling the story of the Ride for Miracles to anyone who will listen. Thank you for reminding us all that inspiration is everywhere if only you invest yourself in its reveal and that goodness truly is contagious. Much love and safe travels on the home stretch.

    I will see you tonight!

    All the best,
    Carrie

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