29 March 2010


We have so many pictures and stories to share with you!  Unfortunately internet access is a rare thing out here in the "wild" so we can only blog once in awhile.  Today I have been blessed with the use of the Willis United Methodist Church's computer here in Glendale, VA, (thanks Juanita!) so I thought I'd at least update you verbally even though I can't share any pics yet.

I am not sure what I was expecting when I committed us to place ourselves at the mercy of the world like this, but over and over already I've experienced MORE than I thought I would.  MORE of everything.  It's harder than I thought it would be but it is also more exciting and rewarding and fun than I imagined from the comforts of our house.

MORE - each day feels a week long.  The constant sensory input is both exhilerating and exhausting and being in the elements can either lift you up or wear you down depending on which elements are present, and those change constantly.  Wind is my least favorite.  :)

The kindness folks have shown, especially those who open their doors to cyclists, is astounding.  They have guestbooks for us to sign and reading the entries of those who have come before us is a true treat.  It makes me eager to get moving again (after the rain) and grateful to be warm, dry, and fed here at the church.  This service they provide to us wandering types is truly faith in action and boy is it ever appreciated.  I think their trust and generosity is perhaps what has affected me most at this point in our ride.  We are just beginning and already I feel a renewed sense in the GOOD in people..  I feel the love, and I feel it MORE.


  1. The more I read your blog the more I can't wait to get out on the road and do it myself!

    I know it isn't always easy, but the pure joy of being able to travel around and see this great country from the seat of a trike and to be able to meet the great folks along the way make it all worthwhile.

    A bad day on the road beats a good day at the office!

    59 more days until RETIREMENT!

  2. You're right, Brian. It's all a matter of keeping it in perspective and remembering that it's all fun, even when it's not fun at the moment. So far this has been amazing, and I am curious as to how we will feel after a few months of this. I am already worried about the trip ending! I guess we could always keep going, eh?