Author Archives : Julie Lefebure


25 Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years Of Marriage 8

25 years. Yes, Bill and I just celebrated our silver anniversary! That’s a quarter of a century. A milestone. An achievement. It’s nothing short of a gift from God. This silver anniversary is worth celebrating. Because we know the good and the bad of these 25 years. We’ve lived the ins and outs, the twists […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Wrapping Up A Great Adventure 4

How does one put into words an experience that is so transforming, so impacting, and so incredible? How can I begin describe and attempt to wrap up a week-long bicycle ride across the state of Iowa? Friend, I believe it’s impossible. I know it’s something I can’t adequately do. This year’s RAGBRAI adventure–our fourth on […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Update 8 2

After a short nap, I’m at least coherent now after finishing today’s ride. Coherent, but most definitely tired. We’re currently on a charter bus making our way back home. The bus is full, yet pretty quiet. We’re all tired!  We woke at 5am knowing we had monster hills to climb today, and after getting on the […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Update 7

Our hearts are grateful and thankful tonight after completing today’s route. Our odometer read 64 miles when we got into camp, but, oh the hills today. Long and laborious. I guess they got us ready for tomorrow’s hills that await us. We’ll have 3,000+ feet of climb! Tomorrow is the final day of RAGBRAI. We […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Update 6 4

Aftet yesterday’s rain delay, we waited at Rockford’s Fire Department until the rain passed. In hindsight, however, we should have waited longer. We ended up biking right into the rain, and within a matter of minutes, we were soaked. It’s not my favorite getting pelted with driving rain and having rain droplets fall from the […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Update 5 2

Here we are on Day 4 of RAGBRAI. Three more to go! We fully expected to wake to rain or a storm throughout the night, but even though neither one of us slept soundly, we woke to everything dry at 4:40am. Yeah, 4:40 in the morning is just plain craziness! We were on the road […]


RAGBRAI 2017 – Update 4 2

What day is it? I asked Bill that question this morning. I seriously had no idea. The days run into each other on RAGBRAI, and sometimes I have to think when I recall a certain circumstance, did that happen earlier today or was that yesterday? I appreciate living life as it comes on this ride. […]