12mph America At The Speed Of Sanity

1Jun/060

A Year Later!

Hi everyone!

I'm not sure if anyone still visits our blog. Obviously, it's been ages since we've posted anything. Steve and I cannot believe that a year has passed since he dipped his tire in the Pacific in Bandon, Oregon. My grandmother frequently used to allude to time passing so quickly and as a youngster I couldn't quite understand. Now that we're at this point in our lives, I know what she was talking about.

It's a year later and we've barely been on bikes compared to last year. Steve quickly returned to work and his routine including seasonal biking. I got back into teaching preschool. We have been out at least once a month on our bikes even during the winter. BUT, we definitely aren't in the bike craze that we were a year ago. He's biked a few times to work and we've been out several times on rides with our daughter or on our tandem. Hopefully with June here we can actually devote more time to biking.

Our summer plans this year are quite different from last year. Steve and I will be going on a mission trip to Toronto, Canada with 23 of our high school kids. We'll head to Nebraska for time with his parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. over the 4th of July weekend. Along with our two grown children, we'll embark on a family trip to Alaska for ten days in July as a 30th anniversary celebration for us. In August we'll have family visit us for several days and then off to Colorado we'll go to enjoy a 30th reunion with college friends. A week later we'll be in Tucson, AZ to spend some time with my aunt, uncle, and cousins there. So, we'll still be seeing some spectacular parts of the country and reconnecting with family and friends, only it won't be as part of biking or driving cross-country.

What about our record keeping from last summer? Well, believe it or not it's on our minds. I've finished my handwritten journal and now I'm transcribing it into a Word document. We hope to put something concrete together. Perhaps it'll just be printing off our web-blog and Word document and stapling it together. Also we're taking time to really put together some nice photo albums. We are not of the elaborate scrapbooking variety, so we'll keep this basic in order to accomplish it! We may even try to add some additional photos from last summer to our web-blog.

Again, thanks for your wonderful support last summer. We'll be checking into this site throughout this summer for memory sake and to follow last year's trip along with this year's calendar as we re-read the adventure.

Feel free to continue making posts. We'd love to hear about your summer, your travels, your projects, or time with your families.

God bless,
Diane