Presented at Groveland UU Fellowship, Sunday, January 29, 2006
Chalice Lighting (by Ben Stallings, based on Gaia Theory)
This morning I enjoyed the luxury of a hot breakfast followed by the luxury of staying indoors while a thunderstorm passed by.
I had planned to ride northwest and cross the St. Croix River into Minnesota at Stillwater, the same way I came in August, and ride into St. Paul on the Gateway State Trail. But I missed a turn and was in Hudson, Wisconsin before I knew it... and so it made more sense to just cross the river there.
[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on June 24, 2005]
I made it! I'm writing from St. Paul, the end of my wheeled migration. Here's what happened in the final week...
All night I listened to the howling of the Interstate, wondering how I lived with that banshee in my backyard for four years! It was much more noticeable after two quiet nights.
I hit the road very early, hoping to avoid the heat of the day, which was forecast to be in the mid-90s F. I followed Route 12 west from Menomonie -- a road I had avoided on the way out because it's a US highway, but now that I read the maps better I knew it was low-traffic, and it was quite a nice ride.