In Puerto Rico, our groups are enjoying their penultimate day together in fine form. Mike, Annie and their group are enjoying a final day of hiking in El Yunque. They sent in the first shot of several of their lads taking in the scenery from the Yokahu Tower in the rainforest. Alex, Lidia and Co. spent their day surfing with Ramses near Rincon. See the second shot below. Lidia reported that everyone was able to get up — and that Ramses thought Lauren was so good, she should consider going pro. Not bad for a first day. Both groups will converge on Old San Juan tomorrow for a final day of exploration before saying goodbye on Monday.
Our cross-country speed machine is enjoying a day off in El Dorado, Arkansas today with the absolutely wonderful Wall/Raynes family — a family whose generosity is so boundless that it is impossible to adequately describe. They start the trek across Texas tomorrow. Cait sent in the below picture (one of my favorite of the summer so far) of the group on the bridge crossing the Mississippi two days ago.