I'm back home again now. My parents spent a few days in New York and then met me at the beach for the tire dipping and at the church for the banquet. They picked me up from the church Sunday morning and we drove back to Ontario together.
I had a blast this summer -- it was a great adventure. I particularly enjoyed the mountains. They were a bit of a challenge to climb, but the views from the top were breathtaking, and riding down the other side was always exhilarating. The food was amazing and it's going to be hard to adjust back to a normal diet. It was also interesting to see first hand some of the poverty that this tour is working to end, particularly in some of the inner cities and Native American territory we biked through and camped in, and to hear stories at the celebration services of specific ways we are making a difference.
I want to thank everyone for your support whether it was through donations, prayer, encouraging emails, or all of the above. I couldn't have done this without your help. Thank you!