Day 55

Good morning friends,
Thanks be to God!  I made it to Bar Harbor, my final destination around 1:00.  And like I did on the first day of my travel I made a wrong turn.  But this time it was only a couple of miles.  I left the Sisters house with a full stomach and a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the road.  I appreciated their kindness. And after a prayer with them, I rode the 48 miles to Bar Harbor where I dipped my front tire into the Atlantic Ocean.  Wow!  Journey over just like that!  Several other people have told me that this is just the beginning.  I will have several days to reflect on this ride, so stay tuned.  But for now please know that I appreciate everyone who has helped me on my this ride. Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, well wishes, and emails.  A big thank you to my team.  More on that tomorrow. 

I am staying with a man name Frank in an RV outside of Bucksport.  He is Nancy Schaffer's brother-in-law.  Nancy and Greg live in Denver and we've known them for years from our parish and school at St. Vincent's.    He is from Florida and up here working on a summer home.  There were no rooms or camping spots available in Bar Harbor for the last several weeks, so I'm fortunate that this worked out.  We are miles away from the next house.  (Lee Ann here - God worked in a miraculous way in finding accommodations for Skip in Bar Harbor!  I had no place for him to stay as he approached his destination.  I ran into Nancy and Greg at a party this past Tuesday.  When they asked how Skip was doing, I said he was doing great, but I was freaking out because he had no place to stay in Bar Harbor.  Then Nancy says, "my sister and brother-in-law have moved to Bar Harbor!"  She called them right then and arranged for Skip to stay with them.  Talk about a providential meeting!  God has taken care of us every step of the way.  God has taught me to pray and NOT worry!)

Please continue to look for Updates from the Road for the coming days.  I plan to keep posting for a while after I get back.

I will be home on Monday night with no "list".  Ha!

Thank you everyone, talk to you tomorrow.

Skip

“The person with fortitude is the one who perseveres in doing what his conscience tells him he ought to do. He does not measure the value of a task exclusively by the benefit he derives from it, but rather by the service he renders to others.” -- St. Josemaría Escrivá