Sunday, July 5, 2009

Idaho Falls to Pocatello

Had difficulty getting onto the Internet, so this blog is starting a bit late, like 1Jul to 4 July late. Duff rode 50 miles today; he started at 8 a.m. and had a slight downhill ride with a tail wind at least to Blackfoot. The weather started out cool, and skies were a bit overcast. Then..., the clouds cleared and the wind (or breeze) stopped all together with the temperature climbing to 90 degrees. Cindy Hill, the outgoing Board President for Gateway Habitat for Humanity rode the last 10 miles with Duff into the ReStore, taking back roads and avoiding traffic. About 25-30 volunteers were at the ReStore, as well as media, which resulted in 2 T.V. interviews and one for the Idaho State Journal. If you would like to see the interview, check out on 1 July. Max enjoyed himself, greeting folks, and trying to make friends with the ReStore resident cat. After the interview, Cindy took Duff & Max to her home, where they met the new incoming Board President, Nile Spear and his wife, Mary Ann, and Cindy's friend, Mike Rowe. (In fact, Mike and Duff found out they are fraternity brothers from U. of Idaho.) After a nice meal, and visiting, Mike took Max & Duff back to his home for the night. In the morning, Mike had the paper, so Duff was able to see what the interview said. He was satisfied that the bike ride might be helpful in advertising the ReStore.

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