Day 24 – Up & Over the rim into Herber Overgaard, Fire Department home stay

A sweet nights sleep in a warm church after a awesome shower to then wake to all these amazing Muffins and beautiful letter. I can’t say thank you enough to the Garrisi family for looking after us so much. The Muffins were AMAZING!! We will never forget you . thank you.

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We left home at 7am to make it to our start point by Half 7, we got out of the car to find it was pretty cold, nothing a quick man hug won’t fix aye. hehe . Alex left us to climb the finally miles to the Rim top. The sun hit us and I bet you could hear us from New Zealand with the cheers of warmth that came out.

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The views were amazing and as you can see we just had to stop.


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Quick couple of shots and a selfie at the top point and we were off running again. Both me and Pat were feeling good .

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Even found a spot of snow up there, Saw 5 deer and I was searching for Elk all day but saw none.

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With the snow came Snowy and of course Pat had to make Yellow snow as he is from the beach so doesn’t get the chance too. haha

Again we searched the roadside for things and this is what we got today.

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We did 30.77miles today and ended in Herber Overgaard. Just on the outside of town was this awesome wood factory, They have collected heaps of wood from after the big fires they had in the hills and have made heaps of things from it. Really cheap too. Awesome.

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Then just before we got to the finish we found this teepee so we climbed in and became indians singing our Run with us America song.  Alex had been our crew on the road today while Shacky and Vanessa did some things in Payson and got us some presents and food. I got some Choco milk which made me soo happy. thanks to our awesome crew.

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Tonight we are staying with the Herber Overgaard fire Department. SO lucky and super fun to be able to do this, The team here are awesome. Not only a bed each and shower but a tour of the station, cooked dinner and lots of laughs. SO awesome to be invited in and made to feel really at home. Thankyou so so much.

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We have done our chores and sorted out more route maps. Things are looking great and fun times ahead. So many people getting behind us and wanting to come join which is Exactly what we want.

I have finally got my Spot device going and you can follow us and know where we are all the time. Click HERE to see the map.

Ill be honest I forgot my push ups last night but will sort it out tonight. 24 today. nite all



4 thoughts on “Day 24 – Up & Over the rim into Herber Overgaard, Fire Department home stay

  1. Hey Jup!
    Hope all is going well with you guys. I apologize for not saying goodbye to you on Sunday morning. I thought you guys would be coming back that evening. We appreciated your kindness to our children and the dedication to your cause. You are always welcome in our church/home. 🙂 We will be following your blog regularly. I hope that we were able to display the love of Christ to you while you were here.

    Pastor Garrisi and family
    John 14:6
    Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    • Pastor Garrisi, thankyou so much for your message and huge thank you for looking after us. We had a awesome time at your house/church with your family. Really loved your kids. Please dont say sorry it was just good to met and hang with you all for that day.You were to kind to us and we will never forget it. Love and smiles to you all from the Run with us america team x

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