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Tuesday, May 24, 2005


We found this tiny chapel off NC Highway 209 near Spring Creek.

After a long ride, even with the time to reflect as the miles rolled by, it seemed appropriate to get off the bike and enjoy the silence, remembering what's important in life and giving thanks for all we have.

Built by Beverly Barutio after she survived cancer, it's open to everyone. The woodwork and stained glass windows were stunning. The 12 X 14 chapel was erected to fulfil a promise she made to St. Jude while battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She hired builder Mike Ellis 3 years after her diagnosis, keeping her promise.

We stumbled across it while wandering along 209...more proof that there are no wrong turns on a good trip.