Today was such a rough day… It was the halfway point of the trip. I feel physically tired from the first half of the trip and I’m ready to see my family again. A person can know something with out understanding it. I can know the stove is hot but not “understand” the heat until I touch it. Being on this trip has shown me that I knew a lot about the trail of tears but didn’t understand it. Each pedal is a challenge and one step closer to a deeper understanding and home.