The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

This morning I cycled with my friend, Jo, in the dark and mist to the local 6:30 a.m. sunrise Easter service – an annual joint Baptist  and Methodist community service in Coldspring, Texas.  The affable Pastor opened his sermon talking about the excitement of waiting for a deer hunt and comparing it to Easter.  After talking about the long wait for the sun to come up while sitting and watching for deer, he launched into an a capella rendition of his favorite song from Annie.  After plenty of hymnal singing, we joined the friendly congregations for their special Easter breakfast, including a local specialty that turned out to be pigs in a blanket!  There were plenty of sweets, too.

Easter treats, hopes for sunshine, and morning mist over an east Texas bayou.

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Today is our last full day in Texas.  The last few days have offered a host of culinary options and then some.

If cows could talk, I’m sure they would recommend the pies, cakes, and root beer over ribs.

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There is always the unconventional option…

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There are great NON meat options in Texas, too!

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I would have loved to have met these folks who appear to like signs as much as I do.  This was actually their front yard.

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Here are a few other front yards and scenes from the bike as we head east to cross into Louisiana tomorrow.

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And at the end of the day…

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One comment

  1. Hi, Anne – I’m really appreciating the fact that a big part of your trip is to soak up as much as you can about the local cultures as you make your way across the country. So glad to hear you you are taking the time to engage in church services and other activities that give you the chance to really get a feel for the people along your path. I appreciate all the great (and ironic and moving) signs you see along the way. So much is packed into your photos and observations! Kerry

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