About Lea's Foundation

In 1998, Lea Michele Economos, a young woman who died of leukemia at the age of 28, made a dying wish to her parents that others would not face the hardships she encountered by finding a cure for this disease. Her family started this charity to carry on that wish. Today, Lea’s Foundation takes an active role in finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma and to better the lives of people living with these diseases. At the UCONN Health Center, the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders sponsors research in this field. A new program covers the cost of bone-marrow testing to help recruit life-saving transplants for patients. Also, annual scholarships are given to children with leukemia who are planning to attend nursery school. For more information on other projects carried out by Lea’s Foundation, please visit their website at www.LeasFoundation.org.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 25: Kansas? (Pueblo, CO to Eads, CO - 112 miles)

It seems that every state line we crossed came with an immediate change in scenery.  California was pretty, then Nevada sucked. Utah had red rock mountains, then suddenly all the mountains looked like the Coors Light mountains in Colorado.  Now, however, we are still in Colorado, but it feels like a new world. It is what I expected Kansas to look like. One of the ranchers here in Eads we met at the gas station said that most of the mountainous Colorado natives don't even consider the flats part of the state. 

We have been riding up and over mountains since day one in San Francisco.  The flats of Kansas have been in our dreams as we sleep, and our conversations as we climb mountains, for the past 25 days. 

Now, however, it is completely flat, and I am bored.   The most interesting thing I saw today was a piece of road kill. It was a mountain lion with its fangs hanging out though, which was pretty cool. All we have to look at is flat grasslands that go on as far as you can see, and the long skinny road in front of us. Here is a picture I took riding today. 

The clouds make this picture look pretty, but in reality it is not as nice as it looks in the picture. It is just hot and boring here. 

Just yesterday we were following a river through the Rocky Mountains and this is what I got to look at all day.  
These views were ten times better than they appear in the picture. 

Although the views aren't as cool, the flats allow us to go far. We have done 240 miles in the past two days. Tomorrow we plan to do 130 miles. Should be fun.  

In my boredom today, I took a quick video of us riding. Now that I know how to do it, I'll try to do it more often.


1 comment:

  1. Love the videos! Keep em coming. It's nice to see you guys.