Home At Last, Thank God We're Home At Last! 3137 miles!!!! What a long strange trip it's been, to quote The Grateful Dead. We flew out to Portland, Oregon with hopes of having a tailwind to assist us in crossing the country west to east.
It is a very common practice for those cyclists committed to a cross country bicycle trip to seek out the helpful tailwind. It was frustrating and bizarre to have only one day with tailwinds to assist in the pedaling of our bicycles across the USA.
Thirty six out of 37 days we had a headwind or crosswind. It could have ruined our trip, but our time together as a couple was wonderful and a time of bonding with one another.
The trip definitely brought us closer together as a couple and gave us "time alone" to re energize our relationship. We have devoted the last 15 years to our children and have done little for ourselves or our relationship during these years.
We met many wonderful people on this trip with too many to mention all their names. Thank you though, to all those people that made an impact on our trip and gave us memories that will last a lifetime.
The world we live in seems to dwell on the negative and news seems to only report the bad. We experienced an America that is friendly, helpful, kind and compassionate. We are definitely in difficult times but people are still thankful for what they have and were willing to give and share even in these economically troubled times. God Bless America!
Thanks to all the people that followed our blog and adventures. We are both ready for school to start. Deb will be at Maude Saunders in DFS. I on the other hand will be working as an advocate for Exceptional Education Students (ESE). I will see to it that the district upholds the law and meets the goals and objectives of every student.