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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Refrigerator on wheels

Wickenburg, AZ to Yarnell, AZ
27 miles

27 miles isn't far, but when you climb 3,000 feet, it sure makes for a long day. The last 10 miles were 9 to 11% grades, so we were ready to call it a day when we arrived to Yarnell. Along the way, a bunch of old-fashioned cars passed us by. You know, with the skinny tires and no top that our grandparents probably drove back in the day. I thought it was funny how we were dressed so differently. They all wore goggles, leather hats, and were all bundled up, while I wore a tank top and lycra shorts. Anyway, since they were kinda slower than most cars, they encouraged us on and waved to us.

Since I've lost so much weight, Dana really has me stuffing myself. Every night for dinner, I get 2nds and 3rds. Every hour when I take a break, I eat a Myoplex bar or some other weight-gainer stuff. It doesn't taste good. In fact, it tastes a lot like cardboard with sweetener. The texture is about the same, too.

Someone asked how we keep our food cold. Well, Dana rigged up a mini-refrigerator on wheels with a really long extension cord... Oh, I'm just kidding :-) We usually eat food that doesn't need to be refrigerated. A lot of things can be substituted for perishable stuff. For example, we use oil in place of butter, dried milk rather than regular milk, canned chicken, etc. A lot of food will stay cold through the night, such as leftovers or eggs. Sometimes we have food that lasts into the next day, and that is kept in our food bag, which has two layers, so it's a bit more insulated. However, anything more than 24 hours old, we throw out.

I've since found out that several classrooms have been using our blog as a learning tool in their class. So, do me a favor, and if your class is reading our blog, send us a letter to our next mailing point. Tell us about yourselves and what you've learned from our trip. If you have any questions for us, we'll be happy to answer them.

-Heather

1 comment:

bala murugan said...

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