Woke up about 4:00AM with the Moon up, only half full and still nearly cast your shadow. Decided to start walking and see if perhaps I could catch enough down hill into globe to cover the nearly 40 miles. to church.
Ralph at St. Peter’s in springerville would be proud of my night time visibility
I found a highway baracade that was lying down and use the reflective panels and flashlight
It was like a slow motion Nature show of the sun rising, My walking pulling the Ice Trike by a bungee cord around my waist was the slow motion part. As I put in pictures of today while sitting here in another tarp camp, I am totally amazed at what is possible for all of us. From the bottom of the canyon, slowly pulling out in to the sunshine and then helped out of the blue by a complete stranger, and getting to a really beautiful church in time and beyond. WOW!!!
In the sunlight and part way up
Did I really just climb this far out
You know when your doing this and the Achilles tendon says TOO early, the knee says too old the other leg says I have to all work, that is why I hurt. I think to my self YOU darn right body you should be aching and pain with what I just did you – Look and Feel how wonderful this is and here are a couple of Ibuprofen, now don’t bother me, While I live the beauty of this wondrous place.
So I am slogging happily along and this fellow pulls and says would you like a ride
I said how far? A very nice Apache Indian family Dad, Mom and Son heading in to Phoenix to see their daughter who has been in the hospital for a week. I didn’t say I was going to peddle the Ice Trike on a 12,000 mile journey, I just said were were going on a 12,000 mile journey. In any case I rode in the back with it, so we covered the next 15miles of up together. Turns out man often hitch hiked when he was younger and always stops for people who look like they need a ride. I guess I looked like it and he knew how much more up there was.
Once more guardian angel gets me to where where I need to be with a little time to spare. Oh Yea the body parts were glad too.
and the name of church is Holy Angels - I think, someone is trying to say something here
Holy Angels Church built 1918 with school.
This is not for my Uncle Jim - the spelling is is the same. Beautiful stain glass windows, statues and carvings.
Mass was a little long because they have a new priest who was assigned by his Archbishop in the Leyton, Philippians a week ago that his new parish would be Miami / Globe, AZ in the USA. The USA is considered a missionary country.
Must be in the desert, everything has thorns.
I am about 2 miles out side of Globe, Az in a tarp camping site on the side of the road. Hardly any traffic, but good cell and internet.
These stickers make find a stealth camp better to do in daylight that just pull over in the dark and throw out the tarp.
The nice part is that it is 30 degrees warmer. So I changed my socks and took off the long underwear and am wearing only one coat.
Only 98 miles to Tucson, unless I find a short cut.