Day 24 [Melbourne – Cocoa, FL]

Sunday, November 30, 2014

[Distance traveled: 20 miles]

(Having a lot of problems with the Internet tonight, so may not get photos posted until tomorrow night. We are IN Cocoa tonight, and will be leaving before 7am to hopefully be HOME before dark. THANKS for all your prayers!….TGG, jon)

Happy Sunday! Happy Lord’s Day, for all those who might have worshipped in the various churches today.

And WHY worship?

And what exactly IS worship?

Just a couple quick thoughts….

I think of worship as giving thanks. Kinda like celebrating Thanksgiving EVERY Sunday. And there is something special about “corporal” worship, doing it around, and IN the presence of other folks.

Paul says that we should not “forsake the assembling of ourselves together” (folks who are trying to DO right). (Hebrews 10:25)

In Revelation 12:11 it says that satan can be defeated by “the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and the word of their testimony.”

And for TESTIMONY to work, there has to someone to SAY it, AND someone to HEAR it….right?!’


AND 2 Timothy 2:22 says to “Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.”

So….get yourselves in church AND Sunday School….ESPECIALLY Sunday School.

And why on Sunday?

That is simply in recognition of something no one has ever done before or since….Jesus was cruelly crucified, buried, laid there a couple days, and then ROSE from the DEAD (thus PROVING He was God) on the first day of the week, or Sunday. So THAT’s the day we worship, THAT’s the day we come together and say THANKS.

Now Earline and I happened to take advantage, as some others do, of coming together with some other Believers last night to say thanks, because this morning we wanted to knock 20 miles off our distance between here and Orlando.

So we got our trikes assembled in Jyl and Dennis’s garage early this morning….

Trikes in Lees garage

….and then said our good-byes to Jyl, Dennis, and Riley [she’s the gorgeous one in the brown coat!].

Jyl Dennis Riley pose

It really was a pretty day today, as we headed up Wickham Road.

Beautiful day on Wickham Road

We ended up going right past my mom’s old house, right on the path where she used to take 2-mile morning walks 6 days a week, right up until a couple months before she died.

Route past moms house

And we fondly remembered all the times she came to this window and waved good-bye as we drove away:

Sliding glass window where mom waved

We went past some real pretty homes and churches:

Pretty church

But since we weren’t in a hurry, we decided to mostly ride the sidewalks. There ARE pluses and minuses to riding the sidewalks….sometimes they are smooth and wide, and clean….

Sidewalks wide and clean

Sometimes, well, they were not….

Sometimes NOT

Some kind a drainage problem here, it looks like….the water was actually only an inch or two deep, so we went through slowly, something you can only DO with TRIKES!

And then, sometimes, utility companies decide they can use the sidewalk area for their own purposes….

Sidewalk obstacles

The curb drains can be several inches deep between the street and the start of the sidewalk….TOUGH going up and down these with our heavy loads….

Bad curb

But when the bike path is only 18 inches wide, where do you go? Our trikes are 32 inches wide.

18 inch shoulder

Even the bike handles of most BIKES will run somewhere around 21 to 24 inches wide.


We actually got to the motel around 2pm, so we decided to take a walk across the street to a Sam’s that happened to be there. Earline tried out this bike….do you like this better than our trikes, Earline?

Earline tries trike

[Actually, I think she just liked the color! LOL!]

See the trike behind her? It had a price tag of $1500 on it….what!!??!

Upon closer inspection, this was a MOTORZIED trike….HEY, that’s cheating!

Tricycle battery

So….what’s the point? You won’t get any exercise this way! Ha!

Actually, I think Earline wanted to come to Sam’s to get the pizza and soda deal for 2 bucks!


Really wanted their pizza

Okay, we need to get back to the motel! I did a little repair work on Earline’s trike….found this rear light casing that showed fatigue.

Busted light

I did happen to have a replacement along, so I just switched them out.

Did some other adjustments and tweaking on both the trikes, and we both got to bed by 9pm. Set the alarm for 4:30am….gotta take advantage of the light we have tomorrow.



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