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June 20, 2005


12:02 PM
A short drive to Lincoln, Nebraska(3 HOURS) gives us time to sleep in, shower, pick up some badly needed supplies and most importantly...take our time. We just left SUPER TARGET where they had the best food samples. I basically ate lunch. Two sandwhiches, fruit, and cake. Iím seriously full now. Total money spent-ZERO!!

Yesterday was a hell drive. 8 hours plus of being in a small car can make a sane man lose their mind. We finally arrived in Lawrence, KS. at 6 PM. We pulled up to the back driveway where the show would take place. A garage door was open that housed a drum kit and an amazing artistic display that the father had gathered for the last 20 years. Consisting of toys that his kids would leave out on the lawn. His rule was as follows:You leave it on the lawn and itís mine. Pretty amazing.

Well, this was the first time I played outside on this tour. The hope to keep everything in a living room was thwarted, but it still kind of felt like a living room. They had backyard chairs around, so it still had a homey feel. The guy who put on the show was named TOBY. His band played acoustic and rocked and his mom was super nice and even bought 50 bucks in MERCHANDISE!! YAY!!

I was convicned I was gonna get eaten alive by mosquitos, so I covered myself in OFF bug repellent. Amazingly it worked. No bites. But Iím pretty sure I swallowed a mosquito during my first song. Yummy.

We lucked out and were offered a place to stay by this young man named WILL. He lived in Lenexa, KS about 30 minutes away. We scored big time. He lived in a beautiful home with his family who were away on vacation. I even got to sleep on his parents bed. DOH!! They had a super shower with jets that shot out from all over. 5 to be exact.

Ok, thatís it for now. Be well and Iíll report back tomorrow.
Peace,
Mike Park

BIKE TOUR DONATIONS to DATE:
Anonymous-$50
Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
-Thanks For Your Support!!