Two or three weeks ago, Mark was working at a campground and he pulled into an empty lot across the street from the campground to let Tucson do her business. She started wandering out into the desert and he followed her. Something caught his eye so he walked over to see what it was and found a recumbent tricycle in pretty good condition lying out there. It needed some repairs to the seat covers, both the seat and the seat back, but other than that, it was usable. He brought it home and we fixed it up. Ever since then, he’s been wanting to go on a bike ride with me. Continue reading
It’s raining tonight. Who knew we’d travel all this way without rain until we reached Tucson? Continue reading
We did something this morning we haven’t particularly done before. We actually planned to leave late! Continue reading
So close and yet so far! It was after dark when we arrived in Hood River. As soon as we entered the Gorge, we ran into strong winds. Mark was exhausted by the time we got here. Continue reading
We woke up this morning to a bright, blue sky. What a beautiful way to start the day! Mark checked the weather report online and discovered that even if we had taken the southern route, we would have run into snow storms. What’s more, we got out of Wisconsin before this storm was expected to drop three inches of snow there! Continue reading
It was 15° F when we got up this morning, but there was some sunshine, so we were encouraged. We had hoped to make it to at least Missoula, MT by tonight. Continue reading
There were two very good reasons why Mark chose to go the northern route across the country this time: 1) We were leaving Wisconsin five days later than we had hoped and this is the shorter, more direct route, and 2) in looking ahead at the weather report across the country for this week, it showed rain but no snow.
We’re in the RV! It’s still parked in our driveway, but we hope to leave as early as possible in the morning. Continue reading