Hello all who have stumbled upon this blog. It’s me, Savannah, and I’m typing this up just after having finished a continental breakfast at a hotel in Half Moon Bay. How freaking awesome right, pedaling the pacific doesn’t sound half bad right? Haha. You know the song “Blessings” by Chance the Rapper? A timeless classic. One of the lyrics goes, “it seems like blessings, keep falling in my lap.” Yeah, I feel the same way. I feel more #blessed on this trip then ever before.
Day 29 we left our wonderful, very green and organic hosts Heather and Willie who live in a cute house that George Lucas once used as a creative space. One can’t help to think that perhaps Star Wars was birthed there?! We later stopped for lunch in Fairfax where we got some bikes tuned up and Kelly copped a new pair of cycle shoes after her originals chose to rip (RIP). We got to see our pal Quintin who told us he hooked us up with a sweet place to stay in Newport Beach, holla! We then pushed on to San Francisco! We cycled through Merin County, mother of mountain biking, and it was beautiful with many friendly cyclists. Finally we made it to the Golden Gate Bridge and we all cycled across together! Wow, it was surreal. A little busy but holy moly that was a big moment for me mentally! Our wee lil legs got us here, well not so wee after all. STRONG LEGS. STRONG GIRLS. We cycled to our home base for the next 2 rest days: The Marriot (!!!) thanks to one of the sweet moms. Now thinking, someone should write a blog about our moms, maybe that will my next blog, they’re our biggest supporters and fans and sometimes I feel like they know more about pedaling the pacific than I do! Many blessings come from them. Anyways, we walked through the fancy hotel lobby with our dusty bikes while weaving through the business men and women and i remember distinctly thinking “Savannah, do not brush up against one of their fancy suits with your panniers and don’t you dare leave a trace of dirt!” Being back in a city with a wide demographic of real life humans was bizarre but refreshing. We safely made it to our rooms to find care packages made by Kitty on our beds and i think that was the moment that officially commenced our 2 rest days in San Francisco! Day 30-31 consisted of exploring, shopping, eating, biking with no gear (we were reminded how easy and enjoyable cycling can be!), eating, showering, eating, and sleeping. Something really exciting happened the morning of Day 30 while some of us were getting our bikes tuned up: NowThis Her realeased a video (https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/pedal-the-pacific-bike-ride-dedicated-to-sex-trafficking-awareness) about us highlighting our story, our cause, and our mission. We couldn’t be more honored and excited. It has over 100k views, which means that many more people who know about the Refuge and sex trafficking. Wowza. So yes, blessings falling in our laps! Can I get an amen. *amen*
Overall, The rests days were well enjoyed and much needed, even my mom came to visit which was wonderful, shout-out to her. It was a little strange staying in one city for two days, it felt bizarre not being a traveling nomad from one place to the next constantly. But we feel refreshed and ready to kick it for these last 2 weeks!!
UPDATE We are a little halfway to our final fundraising goal and we fully believe we can make it to $250,000! Keep sharing with your friends, family, co-workers, maybe even share it with someone random. IDK but I know the blessings will comes. Cheers.