July 31, 2014
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Journey across America—Part VI Guest blogger

Bike and Builder Breanna Dobbe checks in with the latest version of her guest blog, as she continues biking across the country:

The last week has been very big on thinking. I had to ride in the van on the last ride day because I managed to get a second-degree sunburn on my chest—blisters and all. Probably one of the most painful things that I’ve been through. In a way, however, I’m thankful that I had that day because it gave me a chance to think about a lot of things involving relationships, the beauty that God is allowing me to see and experience, my dreams, etc. I spent at least two hours writing in my journal that day and it felt so good to just have things pour out of me like that. I think it was a long time coming, and I was somewhat relieved that it finally did.

We’ve spent two days in Farmington, N.M. Yesterday was a build day and it was the most fun a lot of us have had on a build day. We filled trenches, hammered, put up fences, built a retaining wall, cut wood… were “gladiators” in hammering contests, had relay races in doing certain jobs. It was awesome. Oh yeah, and I got to drive one of the construction workers truck. (I have a slight obsession with big trucks and it absolutely made my day.) The construction company that we worked with is called “Triple Eagle.” The people involved were absolutely amazing and I hope to keep in touch with them. They have big hearts and are only looking to help people, and have fun at the same time. It was a great two days and I hope that these days won’t stop coming.

 
  1. Angelina
    Aug 03

    Wow Bri that is totally awesome!!!


    I am sorry to hear that you got that burn :(

    I hope you heal up quickly hee hee

    take care see you when you get back!!

    -Angie

  2. John Retallack
    Aug 06

    Hi Brianna:
    Congratulations to you for what you are accomplishing. Your daily life must be so different now. I see that you are finding that continuous concentration on one goal naturally leads to a period of reflection. Great isn't it! My compliments to you! When will we see pictures? ... John

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