Last night, we were welcomed into Church Beneficent, a Congregational church here in Providence with a long history with the affordable housing cause. The parish members provided us a meal of pasta and salad, complete with ice cream for dessert. After dinner, Tommy and Emily gave a presentation about bike and build. As I was listening to the speakers, I was trying to imagine how to make this cause mine, how to make it hit home and how to make it real. I want to be able to tell a story when it's my turn to present (Sunday night). I want to speak with as much passion as Tommy, and inspire people as well as people inspire me.
We went to build at a Providence Habitat site this morning led by Herman, a man from the Netherlands working as a Habitat Coordinator here in Providence, but got rained out in the afternoon. So, I found a computer to upload some photos from the trip so far. Might as well take advantage of it when I can. Check 'em out here.
We're a pretty good group, diverse enough to be interesting and similar enough to get along and get things done. It doesn't feel like we've only known each other for about 48 hours.
Later this afternoon and tonight we're going to be painting our trailer and personalizing it for our trip. I'm sure there'll be pictures of that soon.
Tomorrow: first ride day. We take off between 8:30 and 9am en route to Pomfret, CT.