It was an very enjoyable riding day from Navasota to Bastrop,hilly but very scenic,ranches along the way. I stopped by Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in the morning, the ice cream was so good, I wish I could work there!😄Got the flat tire in the afternoon ，it was the rear one and I knew it gonna take me hours to fix it due to not changing the tires for a long time, I prayed for it even I knew nobody would come to help but I believe God has his plan . I didn’t want to fix it on the highway so I pumped and hoping it could be good until I get to the next town, it was 5 miles away.When I restarted riding, I felt a big tail wind that I never felt before, yes, God was pushing me forward, he knows my need! He will never leave me in somewhere hopeless ! The spirit power was so strong that I decided to keep pedaling and make it all the way to Bastrop, it was 50 miles away still, I didn’t think too much just kept going and going. The great joyful was filled with me that I even forgot the flat tire thing just rode like the wind!3 hours later, I made it !! 50 miles non-stopping with a flat tire through hilly road! It was not a miracle, it was His love! With God by your side, you have power to overcome everything !! I’m
It was 7:30 by then I tried to find a place to tent,when I was refilling my water bottle at Gas Station, a guy who works there started chatting with me, he invited me to tent in his yard or in the room , his house is just next to the Gas Station, his dad and a dog are at home. His house is not big and kind of a mess ,his dad took a few minutes trying his best to clean up a room for me ,he gave me the clean towel and cleaned the couch so I could have somewhere to sit. Then he passed me his ID and said, you can take picture of it , my house is very messy but I’m a good guy just want to try my best to host you, you can have anything you want here! Then he went back to the kitchen and started making dinner. It was beef noodles 🍝!! The most common food I have been eaten since I was a little kid, it was so Chinese that tastes like home!!
He goes to work at 6 in the morning and leaves his key telling me I could stay as long as I want, his father tried to reach his friends along my way to give me some help.
I’m so touched by them,they don’t have everything but they are giving me everything they have, a stranger they just met in the gas station and may not see again, but they showed their sincere love!
When you are living in a world with TV and newspaper, you found the world filled with terrorists, killer, rapist.
Then you dwell in the world you are imagining and saying, the world is scary, bad people everywhere, don’t go out.
However you don’t know,
Happiness won’t come to knock at your door, good people won’t show up on the TV telling you they are good people, love won’t be grew in the room you closed,
But they never far,
Open the door and step out,
Good people is just around you,
If you can’t find one,
早上从Navasota 出发，David 爸爸特意6点半就起床，煮好咖啡☕️，还有最正宗的德州蛋饼，并按照我的口味放了各种辣在里面。因为头盔落在Allyson 车里，Austin开车帮我去取并因此上班迟到了一小时，他却仍然是细心的帮我整理好一切再离开。这种来自萍水相逢的爱，却足以暖心一辈子。上午经过Brenham 的冰淇淋工厂，有100多年历史的Blue Bell,12多种口味，1刀就有一大勺，吃到特别想直接在里面工作了。下午在高速路上爆胎，而且又是后胎，因为太久没有自己动手换，从拆装到安装轮组大概也得花上我好几个小时了，烈日炎炎的下午，显然不太可能让我在高速边做这件事，我开始祈祷，虽然知道不会🈶️任何人经过帮我解决这个问题，但是相信神有他的安排。在检查只有一个小洞后，我打好气决定继续前行，骑到附近的小镇再换胎，然而当我再次出发的时候，一股强大的顺风从后面推动着我，我知道这是从神来的帮助，他知道我的需求！这给了我莫大的动力，我决定不停止继续骑下去，就这样在接下来的4个小时中我没有任何停留骑着爆了的胎又继续前行了80公里！这不是奇迹而是神迹，在耶和华没有难成的事！晚上7:30到达Bastrop,我走进一家加油站短暂休息，在对周围的环境探视一番后，知道今晚可能又要做好野营的准备了，正在这时店员开始和我攀谈起来，当他知道我在寻找地方露营时便告诉我他家就在加油站旁边，我可以露营在院子里或者睡在一间空房间，只要我觉得舒适怎样都行。我跟他去到家里，他爸爸和他住在一起，家里很小也很乱，他很不好意思然而却在最短的时间内收拾了最干净的一间房给我，又换上了新床单，他说家里的东西我都可以随便用，虽然都没有什么上档次的东西。接着他拿出身份证递给我，说可以拿去拍照如果我觉得不安全，然后他解释说虽然房间看起来乱七八糟，但是他绝对不是坏人，只是想尽一个地主之谊给我提供帮助。在给沙发收拾出一个坐的地方后，他便去忙活晚餐，不一会儿便端出一碗热腾腾的牛肉面！我问他这是墨西哥风味吗？他很不好意思的说这是亚洲菜，我顿时醒悟过来这就是我从小吃到大的牛肉面啊！他又拿出来各种辣酱，说虽然不一定符合我的口味，但是确是他试过的最好的辣酱了。