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Update #20 - September 06
Thomson, Illinois

Mission Trip 74 Total: 00.00 miles (00.00 km)
Year Total : 4,086.85 miles (6,538.96 km)



September 06 - R : Freeport, Illinois to Thomson, Illinois : 00.00 miles (00.00 km)
00.00 C 00.00 R
Mission Trip 74 Total: 00.00 miles (00.00 km)
Year Total : 4,086.85 miles (6,538.96 km)

Even though the doctors and nurses at the hospital in Freeport would strongly object along with the cardiologist, I decided that I wasn't going to become dependent on medication. When I was recovering from the accident last year, I made a decision that I wasn't going to take a lot of medication or go through any operation that might have more negative results than positive ones. I am going to put all of my faith into GOD. He is the number-one physician and He will surely heal my heart if it is in HIS will.

Instead of spending the night just tossing and turning, I decided to just stay awake all night. This was my second night staying awake all night. I spent most of the night watching movies on my laptop. I also spent a good part of the night working with Microsoft Streets and Trips to set up Mission Trip 74. I'm probably going to ride back to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. To be on the safe side, I'm only going to ride between 20 and 30 miles per day to not stress my heart. The route is going to be around 1,112 miles long. Most of these miles will be heading South along the Mississippi River to at least Vicksurg, Mississippi. It is going to take about 39 days of cycling to get to Hattiesburg.

Around 9:30 am, Pastor Mike showed up. We loaded everything in the back of his pickup truck. It was really great to finally head out of Freeport again. I had spent seventeen long days and nights at the motel and it was 23 days since I had went into the hospital. When we got to Lanark, Mike offered to stop at a restaurant to have a late breakfast of eggs, toast, and fruit.

I had originally planned to have Mike just drop me off at the McDs in Savannah and then I would ride over to one of the two motels in town but the prices were pretty high. Earlier in the morning, I had gotten online onto Expedia and got a good rate at the Knights Innn just north of Thomson. Mike offered to take me all of the way to the Knights Inn. We got there around 11 am.

Tomorrow, I will be riding about 20 miles to Clinton, Iowa. Instead of staying on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, I will be cycling in Iowa and Missouri.



The next update might be posted between September 13th and September 20th.




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