United States 17 July: Rochester, MN - Winona, MN

A piece of peace pie.

We are very grateful to the Mariott Hotel in Rochester for offering rooms for parts of our team. A good night of sleep makes a big difference.

We had a very nice stay at Motel 6 in Rochester. Thank you so much for participating in the Peace Run by donating rooms for our brave runners.

The team had some serious hill training this morning.

The parents of our runner Yuyudhan had invited a few friends and organized a very nice lunch for us.

You name it! Every possible flavour and ingredients for a pie were there.

Receipes transmitted from generation to generation.

We all felt at home.

We celebrated four different birthdays so that was well worth a few pieces of pies.

And gift cards of course.

Suhasini is discovering the super sparkling Gombucha.

And then we ran to the Somalia Rebuild Organization.

Its mission is to help and revitalize basics needs of the Somalies people.

Omar and many others said some very meaningful words.

Deq is getting his running shoes ready for the next edition of the Peace Run. He talked of a world family and the need for every one to take a step.

The temperature was increasing to a very humide 86 degrees when the woman ran this afternoon.

But that did not prevent them from meeting great people on their way.