We are so fortunate to have such supportive family and friends through all of our travels. We've been amazed by all of the wonderful people we've met on this trip.
Scott and Patricia Hunt (CEO of Hunts Brothers Pizza with over 6,500 stores) gave the children Elliot Sadler t-shirts and cards as they are the sponsors of the Richard Petty Motorsports Team. The kids were so excited they wore the shirts to bed!
Karen from "Duet" thought of the kids and picked up coloring books, crayons, frisbees, etc. for a fun gift in the middle of the day.
Allan and Cheryl from "The Goode Life" for being such good friends and sharing their experiences with us down river (right before we get there)!
Huge thank you to Dave, master fabricator, for mending our windlass for free! With only a days notice, he made us a priority and delivered to our boat (an hour away). He has worked for several large companies in the world building custom motor cycles from ground up, etc. People like him should be role models...pay it forward!
Jim and Gloria Crawford from "Crawdad" for continually letting my children play with their dogs, their kind friendship and support and changing my laundry in Grafton.
Al Benton, my penpal for a the past year for your continued support with our adventures, advice about St. Louis and coming to see us in Grafton.
Art and Yvonne, my parents, for the support, coming to see us in Benton Harbor and St. Louis, the CB Radios we use everyday, the fun telescope, car seat for the bike that Jaxon loves, the portable DVD player that saved the day on our long voyage across Lake Michigan is 6 foot waves, the "Crew" hats the kids love, many photo albums, selling our cars and quad, getting all of our mail and list goes on and on.