Passion for Sports & Birthday

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Hockey is # 1 Sport for Kolton! He loves all sports and can rattle off info on all of them. This engaging and busy 8 year old has cerebral palsy but is not limited by his disabilities, he thrives on any sports related thing he gets to do. He had a golf club in the house until too many lamp shades were knocked around, now he plays ice hockey in a sled type device with Dad helping he can play and score goals. He proudly had 4 in one recent game! Characterizing Kolton as enthusiastic would be understating his exuberance for all things. We were sitting in the resturant with his delightful parents 

when he started waving frantically at a lady way across from where we were, she saw him and came over to take pictures with him , she helps him get to school and you could tell how much she enjoyed him. Kolton through his CAF grant will now have a Hockey sled that will fit him enabling him to play more and longer. There is no doubt he will get full use of this new sled!! 

Today’s is Amy’s birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ we stayed in an AmerInn which had breakfast available, so I served her in bed (paper plate and powered eggs) to start the day! We then rode the Rail to Trail in Minnesota which she loved, very safe and pretty, she rolled up 30 birthday miles๐Ÿ‘. 

Cards from Target and a LaLa Land DVD were her big presents!  She got a ton of calls from her many friends who sang to her and wished her a wonderful day. I then surprised her with a B&B stay in Alexandria (not part of the WagonWheel chain but pretty nice) in a great place overlooking a lake and we had it to ourselves! Then off to town for a gourmet dinner ( I know your thinking fried Walleye ) you wouldn’t believe it but they had a French resturant there and it was terrific ( whew!). She did say after dinner that she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else for her birthday than right here with me making an adventure and memory of a lifetime! Guess the powdered eggs weren’t so bad๐Ÿ˜‰!!

Two more riding ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธdays left , all on Trails! We are looking forward to a celebration with a group of Challenged athlete grant recipients in Minneapolis on Sunday and then we fly home sweet home! Thanks again for following along with us , you have all provided great encouragement to us both , especially when the wind wasn’t at our backs๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘


  1. So you’re arriving in Garrison Keillor country: Lake Wobegon. “Where the men are rich, the women are beautiful and all the children are above average”. I have so much enjoyed his writings and talks over the years. As you have found on your journey, there are lots of “real” people out there and Keillor captured them eloquently.

    Enjoy your last few days, it’s been fun joining you through the Internet.


    Sent from my iPad



  2. Bill and Amy- it has been so uplifting to see your photos, hear of your daily travels and the people you have met along the way, and most of all your humor. As a “temporarily challenged athlete” it has lifted my spirits from the couch and given me so much more insight and empathy for all of the athletes we serve, meet, and are yet to meet through CAF. WELL DONE GUYS!!!



  3. Billy and Amy it has been a blast, blessing and inspiration to both yours truly and Barb! We are all called to Mission and to see you step out in faith and passion to accomplish and give as you do is a wonderful witness to us all. As Billy Casper shared with us after a great round at Steel Canyon “keep your head down and spirits high”! Have a great 1st leg finish—we look forward to your next chapter in September!๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿšด Hugs my friend.
    Larry and Barb


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