Hi everyone! Steve and I arrived home fifteen minutes ago. Steph was in the process of putting up the Welcome Home Steve banner when we pulled up. Several neighbors were out in their yards and came over to welcome us home too. Bob and Lois put together a bicycle display and signs, plus Lois made a peanut butter and chocolate cookie the size of a pizza pan for us. Yum!!
We left Ligonier, Pennsylvania this morning and drove 11 hours to Batavia. We are relieved to be back at home. We are very, very grateful that God watched over us and provided a safe trip. We are starved as we skipped dinner to make it home before dark. We are sleepy and will not set an alarm tomorrow, but catch up on some extra winks. Stay tuned for a wind up or two…or three from us. So much needs to be processed, yet we’d love to share some thoughts with you too. Just wanted to let you know that we were home safely.
Love & Hugs,
Diane & Steve
Steve rode 13.5 miles today from Williamsburg to Yorktown, VA! He dipped his front tire in and he’s done!
His quote is “It’s done and it’s over”. He promised more stuff to come shortly. His bike computer clocked him at 4,536 miles. Can you imagine that? On a bike? That mileage is the equivalent of driving TO and FROM Chicago from our house 55 times. Or if I drove to and from Lone Tree from my house 11 times. OR if I drove from Bandon, OR to Yorktown, VA.
Anyway, there’s much relief that he’s done and he’s looking forward to coming home. Not before stopping in DC and Pennsylvania first of course!
I got a phone call today from Steve and Diane. Steve rode 88 miles today to make it to Williamsburg. They are both staying there overnight tonight. Hopefully they know that the future has been realized and historic Williamsburg has brought George Washington back to life. An amazing triumph for a town living in the 18th century. Why hasn’t there been more coverage on this event? Oh well.
ANYWAY! 🙂 So he’s only got a few (15?) miles left to go tomorrow morning (or afternoon, he assured me it wouldn’t be that early). Just to make sure I’m waking up at 3am to await their phone call from the coast. And by 3, I mean 6:30. But all the same, as soon as he is finished either myself or Jeremy will be on-line right away to jot down some quotes from the experienced rider. Let’s all wish him the best of luck and send good vibes across the Smokies to Virginia!