The Upper Iowa University Team Peacock has arrived in Sioux City, safe and sound! We had to take quite a few detours because of high water due to the severe rains in northeast Iowa overnight on Friday, but just more bonding time with the team.
I had a video of the team leaving and the bus and went to take a great photo of our welcome at our overnight hosts Jon and Cindy Brewer’s house, but you’ll have to go to the UIU Flickr account to see the photos. Hope the weather tomorrow is as nice as it is today! Nice breeze and low humidity — and no flies here in Sioux City!
Everyone’s tents are up… the Brewers greeted us with a tub of icy bottled water… and then fed us a huge spread of spaghetti, bread, salad, bars, and lemonade. Thank you so much! So much more than we expected!
Well, just wanted to touch base. Might run to the store and pick up a small camera for my bike since I can’t find my flip camera…I typically don’t lose things so am bummed! Particularly since Dr. Walker reassembled the group for a second photo because I had taken a restroom break and missed the first one… he referred to it as the “potty photo.” Ha!
Leaving early tomorrow because the route will be hilly, and we want to get our ride over before the heat and humidity. I’ll be checking back in tomorrow!
Cheers! P.S. And a big thank you to everyone who donated to our ride for student scholarships — we topped our $500,000 six-year total! Sweet.