Written by: Nadine Bucca
Today we biked 67.7 miles from Yuma, Arizona to Dateland, Arizona. Something I learned today was to pace myself throughout the ride—not to use up all of my energy in the beginning, but to take it slow and then save energy for a final sprint to the finish. That’s the way to go.
It’s dry out here in the Sonoran Desert, so we made a trip to get Dateshakes. After walking almost half of a mile in the heat, the group tried four different kinds of dates: medjool, honey, thoory, and khadrawy. It’s over 110 degrees, but we’re enjoying every minute of being here and soaking in the local community culture.
Everyone’s working together to cook a delicious meal for dinner, and to do laundry, and take care of each other. Living simply in community helps us to slow down and enjoy the small things in life.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. Who knows what the day will bring?