Updated: Jun 30, 2021
Today we got up a little later than normal, because riding in this heat wave during the day really drained us! And while yesterday was hot, today was worse. The High for us was 114 degrees! By the time we stopped, the temp was 97.7, and it actually felt somewhat cool. That is until we got in the hotel room and felt the A/C which was set at 73!
Anyhow, we rode through California highway 97, drove by MT Hood, and then MT Shasta! Nice mountains, but nothing spectacular compared to Denali! Still, there was some beautiful scenery all the way down to I-5. Then it got really hot!! Aside from riding through beautiful roads, we had the great fortune of meeting up with an old friend.
We made it to Sacramento at around 4 pm and my good friend Michael, whom I met about 4 years ago at a World’s Greatest Speaker training in Santa Clara, came out to meet with us. Michael treated us to dinner at a very nice restaurant, Rio City Cafe, on the Sacramento River! Beautiful and fancy! Thanks Michael!
While we had not originally planned to go through Sacramento on this trip, we changed plans yesterday after I wrote Michael and he agreed to meet us along the way. It was great seeing him and spending time with him. We had some great conversations tonight! Michael is a man of God, highly devoted and a true believer. He shared some wonderful books with us, and talked to us about his journey through life, and what God has done for him and his family. It was enlightening and refreshing! Among the things we spoke about, we talked about Love Digjity and Respect! Michael asked me how I defined love. I gave him an answer then, but tonight I want to add this: Love is going out of your way for a good friend. Michael, thank you for going out of your way to meet us for lunch today! You blessed us with your presence, your opennes, sincerity and wisdom! Love you brother!! We look forward to doing this again soon!