7.22.2010

A Million Dollar Rain...

Was awaken at 2:oo AM this morning to lightning bolts that about thru you out of bed and heavy rains...

A million dollar rain for the farmers as their crops have tasseled and are to the silking stage. Perfect timing as the ears of corn are beginning to form.

Everything is so nice & green this morning...

I couldn't help but wonder "what if" as I layed in bed, preparing myself for the next bolt of lightning?

What if Mother Nature decides to repeat herself with nasty lightning and heavy rains next week as Dave, Matthew & Megan (Matthew's girlfriend) push off on their week long bike ride across the state of Iowa?
This wife/mother then goes into "worry mode" and well let's just say it was a sleepless night from there on out.
Sleeping in tents just doesn't seem to mix with weather such as this...

They will tire dip their back tires in the Missouri River in Sioux City on Sunday. If all goes as planned (crossing all fingers & toes), will do a tire dip of their front tires in the Mississippi River on Saturday at the conclusion of their trek across Iowa...

River to river.

Hoping & praying for nice weather for my two favorite guys, plus 15,000 other bikers as they take part in the 38th annual RAGBRAI(The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa)...
the longest, largest & oldest touring bicycle ride in the world.


I'm hoping Matthew will pull through for mom once again and perhaps be a guest blogger for the entire week...
snapping pics from his bicycle as he peddles through the lovely rural countryside of Iowa.


Have a good day,
Brenda

3 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

What a fun trip! Hope the weather is clement. Maybe they can guest host your blog with some pics from the trip.

Gillie said...

Good luck to them! No luck with the rain in this part of Michigan -they keep promising but don't deliver!

WoolenSails said...

That sounds like a fun trip.
I haven't had a chance to do any riding this summer, too hot lately. I hope they get some photos of their trip, would love to see them.

Debbie