While reading the local paper, I saw a photo of the 1981 high school girls basketball team. They won the state tournament that year. I had to do a double take when I saw the team name on the jerseys: the Satans! You have to love that spirit! I can just imagine one of the cheers:
Hey, you, what's that smell?Well, you get the idea!
It's just the other team, rotting in .....
We left Rugby, ND yesterday at about 8 AM. Minutes before we left a stomach virus reared its ugly head and hit Alison and Gus. Sonia and I had it the night before. It really is amazing, however, that the human gut through millions of years of evolution, has developed as much resistance as it has. Since we eat most of our meals prepared by someone else, or get produce handled by quite possibly hundreds of hands, it is remarkable that we haven't gotten really sick. Now, if we could just get Gus to stop injuring himself!
For most of the ride yesterday we fought a wind from the north. It is really draining, both physically (trying to keep the bike upright) and mentally (thinking about keeping the bike upright). By the time we got to the state park we were ready for a break.
Yesterday I rode with Sonia. For much of the morning she was quiet. I don't find riding in the silence boring, however. At one point I started to think about what I think about when there is no conversation. I guess we always have an internal conversation going of one kind or another. At one point a car passed with only one person in it. I wondered if her internal monologue went faster than mine did in proportion to the speed at which she was travelling.
Today we are off to Lakota, ND. They are having their 125th anniversary celebration today. It seems that many communities were established at about the same time when the railroad came through this area. We are looking forward to the food tent (I'll report later on any interesting finds; I wonder if the 'deep fried snickers bar' has made it here yet!). There is also a variety show at the high school that I am looking forward to seeing.
Thanks for all of the comments, and have a great 4th of July! We will be in a cabin at Turtle River State Park that night. I hope we get to see some fireworks!
Also, Alison wanted me to say to those worried about her sun exposure: she is not getting too tan, it is just her freckles running together.