Houston-Navasota 85 miles
Navasota is not quite a big city, the biggest concern to stop by a small city or town is to find a place to stay at night. I arrived at 6pm, looked an hour but still no luck on finding a safe camping place, there were lots of churches tho, none of them open on Monday. I tried to camp at someone’s yard, but wasn’t be able to see anyone outside of the house.
I started to pray and believe I won’t be ending up sleeping on the street,when I passed by the church for the third time, I found there was someone inside, I walked in and found out there was a bunch of people who just finished meeting there, I stayed and waited trying to find someone who is in charge , 20minutes later two ladies were about to lock the door, they asked me if I need anything, I asked them if it’s okay for me to tent in the church , they said they are not the church person,they just rent the place to have meeting there but they will try to call the pastor, however nobody answered, they decided to ask the person at the another church then, I followed them to another church, when they were talking to the person in the office, a lady who was wearing the scouts uniform sitting in the hall asked if she could help, after i told her that i just need a place to tent ,she said if you are not a bad guy and believe I’m not as well, then you can follow me and tent in my yard.
She is Allyson, a mon of 5 kids, she and her husband David are climbing lover, when I got her home, David coincidently made Chinese food and dumplings for supper! He said he would not make Chinese food if he knew a real Chinese is coming to visit! Lol but his cooking is really good!
After supper they showed me Jetboil -an amazing cup could boil water in 90 seconds!! They taught me how to use it and gave it to me!! Moreover, they opened a huge box which has all kinds of dried but high nutrients food for climbing like chicken breast and rice,they told me that I could have as much as I want, they said they know how important it is to have good meal as a climber , and they know I need those energies to keep pedaling.
The next morning, David woke up at 6:30, made coffee and the real Texan breakfast for me! His son Austin drove to his mom’s working place to get the helmet I left in her car even he late for work for an hour.
Even just been on the road for 18 days, but my life has already changed by the person who helped me along the way, it is the one who kept praying and looking for places for me to stay along the way even we just met once, it is the one who caught a glimpse of me standing on the crossroads then made a U turn just asking me if I need help, it is the one who allowed to tent in his yard and gave me 30 dollars asking me buy myself a good dinner, it is the one who simply gave me a prayer or smile …..
I have been told so many times that I have to be careful of bad people, bad people
But I have been through love, through love,
Every small good thing you did is like a seed
You sowed there
But you never know when it grows into a big tree
Thanks for all of the trees who provides me the shade!
从Houston-Navasota 136 公里
None of us gets through this life alone.