The last few days have been a whirlwind of relief, sadness, joy, excitement, anticipation, and satisfaction. The physical part of the adventure is over, but gaining clarity on all my thoughts and emotions will take some time.
My life has been very simple this summer; wake up, eat, ride my bike, (eat a lot), set up camp or find a motel – or, best, ride up to a friend’s home, or a family’s home – shower, eat, go to sleep. The real world awaits around the corner but before stepping back into that world, I will spend the next couple weeks reflecting and recording some of my thoughts.
It has been a wonderful summer. The trip was better than my expectations, and easier. I appreciate, more than most of you will ever know, the well-wishes, prayers, and love that went with me during the summer. That was a tremendous part of the summer, and a tremendous part of why the trip was “easy.” Thank you all.