Hello Fans, Friends and Family

Thursday, September 23rd:  Got up and out for an early ride today.  There are still clouds in the sky but it looks like it will clear up.  I have started noticing a lot of white flowers all along the highway.  Also passed a vinyard and pecan grove next to each other.  There are a lot more flowers along the highway of assorted varieties.  The butterflies seem to enjoy the desert blossoms as much as I do.  As I arrive in the town of Willcox, AZ, I notice the elevation is now 4,167 feet.  I cycle into the historic downtown area.  There is a Historic Rex Allen Museum.  Rex Allen’s horse, Koko, is buried in the park across the street.  We took a tour of the Rex Allen Museum and posted some pictures.  Nat, who is in charge of the museum poses with a customer, Red.  Rex Allen days are held the first weekend of October.  Iam planning on being home by then.  Next year with be the 60th annual celebration.  Maybe we’ll come back then.  You can find out more about the Rex Allen Museum and Rex Allen days by visiting www.rexallenmuseum.org.  We also visited the Friends of Marty Robbins Museum.  Juanita and her friend Dolly (the dog) are in charge here.  They have the Marty Robbins celebration in March.  It is supposed to be great.  You can find out more about it at www.friendsofmartyrobbins.org.  It was then time for lunch so we walked over to Rodney’s.  Rodney runs the place.  He is also the cook, the waiter, dishwasher and all-around good guy.  He has been in Willcox for 15 years.  It is not fancy, but the food is good.

  Our next stop is about 20 miles up the road.  It is “The Thing” museum.  Took the tour to find out what “The Thing”  is.  A sampling of some of the displays are here for your enjoyment.  We then continued on our way.  They have a lot of large boulders all stacked in a variety of positions.  I continue on down the road until I arrive at a truck stop just on the other side of Benson, AZ  I have now cycled 82 miles and call Judy to meet me there for tonight.

My goal is to bicycle at least 10,000 miles around the United States, raising $1.00 per mile to help in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Donations may be made by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  During the month of September you can have your donation count twice as much.  My friend, Larry Stern, has offered to match donations made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  You can see a copy of his offer with details, at the end of my blog in Friday’s post.  Until next time . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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