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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Pope...And His Wife???

"If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is ‘God is crying’. And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is ‘Probably because of something you did’." ~ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

Yeah.  Yeah.  So what?  I like it.  Please, let's keep our senses of humor about us, ok?  Moving right along now...

Pius and Margrit.  Not a Pope and his wife, but a couple from Switzerland, who are friends with another couple that stayed with us a few years ago, Hannes and Analiese.  Unfortunately, these folks contacted us via Warmshowers.org to see if we'd be able to host them for a night, but we'd just finished hosting two riders, Don and Bryce, who rode in the Tour of the Gila.  A few nights off from hosting was in the cards, so I said no to them, but asked them to contact me when they got to Silver City, so we could have lunch and chat.  They're doing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to Canada, then heading down the West coast to Mexico, then back home to Switzerland.

Pius and Margrit outside Gila Hike & Bike with their bicycles.

Pius and Margrit outside Gila Hike & Bike with their bicycles.



Pius and Margrit at Silver City RV Park where they stayed for a couple of nights.

Pius and Margrit at Silver City RV Park.

Home on the road...
And a short video of Pius and Margrit at the Silver City RV Park that I took with my new iPhone 5S and you'll see that I'm still a novice...
Pius and Margrit are well into Colorado now and heading north.  While they managed to encounter snow in the mountains in Colorado, they managed to miss the first big forest fire of the 2014 season here in the Gila Wilderness, the Signal Peak Fire...they give names to all the fires...and were well past it before it ignited.  Or rather some dumb ass ignited it while staying in the Cherry Creek campground near Signal Peak.  Best wishes to them on their journey...

A James Taylor tune, "Fire and Rain", seems apropos, so here it is...lots of memories with this tune.