After a great night’s sleep we rolled out of the motel parking lot at our usual 7:40am. When we got out of Safford, it was so crystal clear that I was struck by the first (and only verse I know) of Oklahoma. So I belted out: ‘O what a beautiful morning, o what a beautiful day…’ I’m sure you know the rest of that verse. Little did I know that that song would reverberate in Mark’s head for the rest of the day. Sorry about that little buddy.
As in the past mornings, we started shedding layers after an hour or so. It struck all of us how little traffic there was this morning. It helped that it was Sunday for sure. We went for 5 minutes many times without seeing a car in either direction. It reminded me of some of the running scenes in ‘Forrest Gump’. At one point Mark and I quested how many miles ahead there was this bend in the rode we could see. It turned out to be 6 miles.
We met up with Beth in Duncan, AZ for lunch at Ol Joe’s Cafe which is mentioned in ‘Conquering the Borderlands’. They do listen to my reading every night. We also passed the entrance to Sandra Day O’Connor’s family ranch which is also mentioned in the book.
The highlight was the tailwind after lunch, hence the title of this post. It was nothing short of marvelous. (I won’t tell you what Mark said, Holly). That was the fastest 78 mile ride I have ever done. Way to go God. My prayers were answered today. Lets see what tomorrow brings.