Saturday, May 24, 2008

Day 10: Fort Sumner, NM

"As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, 'I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.'"-The Little Engine That Could

This is how the begining of our journey into New Mexico started. Like the Little Engine, from our childhoods, we say "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can." A little bit of optimism goes a long way.
Down in New Mexico, on the road towards Fort Sumner, we saw a lot of trains and this story came into mind. "I think I can!" I said this to myself as my legs felt tired and the road kept dragging on. The winds were horrific in New Mexico and kept blowing us off the road. Many of us got tired. Kyle decided to walk a lot of the way (he figured it was faster). Nathan kept rolling (we're all excited to see that he is getting better). Alyson has a nasty sunburn so she decided to ride while it was cooler and less sunny. Andi...well Andi is consistent and a hard worker. And I fought the wind just like everyone else, with the words from the Little Engine that Could "I think I can"

Before we left and faced the plains of New Mexico we said our goodbyes to the comfort of the DeWitt family home, their nice pool, and their Baylor Pride!

On the road we took the sleep from our eyes and did our best to keep alert...

I don't know what it is about New Mexico but they love to welcome their visitors with extravigate entrances. We had a police escort!

Its an awesome reward for our hard work today, even though we sometimes think about giving up, we will continue to remember the rolling trains (and try to forget the rolling winds), because we'll continue to say "I think I can."

-Justin Brown

"It reached the top by drawing out bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, 'I thought I could, I thought I could.'"


billie said...

What brave young people you all are. My heart swells with pride,
just knowing you.
Justin's grandma....

alivecampaign said...

I love you grandma!!