There have been some really miserable situations on this trip. Rain, hail, dogs, irritable truck drivers and more. Now I say miserable situations because that is all they were, the situations that try to ruin your day. And the situation does not have to win. But still (like in anything in life) trials will be presented while on an adventure like this... but somehow each day has been laced with excitement and infused with euphoria.
Today is also our first (and only) rest day where we do not have a service project to do for an MS patient. I really enjoyed those projects and getting to know others with MS, but Telluride really is the perfect place to saunter the day away. This town resembles so directly one of my ideas of utopia... even as a tourist town. Great restaurants, shops, bars, and I am writing this from the Steaming Bean which is a hip little cafe with hippies and good vibrations from the speakers. It should be mentioned that the 16 oz french press coffee (one of the best cups of my life) and a bagel liberally filled with lox, cream cheese, tomatoes and capers was a blissful way to wake up to a truly heavenly town (and I would not be surprised to wake up again and this all be a dream)
Also I would like to wish Pepper Schuette (rout leader) a very happy birthday today! What an amazing place to celebrate.