After we spoke and we got to know each other I discovered John was a top director for The Cardinal Greenway (headquartered in Muncie), which is the bike path I had been travelling since Richmond, Indiana to that point (roughly 60 miles). While staying in his home he also kindly informed the Marion newspaper of my journey which transpired into a interview, photoshoot, and finally a newspaper article.
Being a map expert he showed me the best path to take that point forward. John's dog Rocky was also awesome abd was the most relaxed canine I have ever seen. Rocky and I went running in the snow a couple of times which was a lot of fun. I haven't been running since Centre Hall, PA.
My bedroom was extremely cozy and had its own bathroom, I had no problem falling asleep. While staying there I had some of the healthiest meals on my journey, all hand made by John -- tons of great food and I even learned a new technique to make oatmeal. He also repaired the tip of one of my hiking poles which was great!
The things I took from John that spoke loudest to me was his great humility and positive attitude. I also admired his focus on health, not only eating right and being physically active but his advocacy for cycling and The Cardinal Greenway. The excellent bond with his friends was something I took note of along with his overall openess and care. Loved it, great experience!
1/23/13 to 1/25/13