Category Archives: planning/packing

today texas is cold

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as everyday brings a brand new adventure on this trip, today’s has been focused on the weather.  we woke up at our campsite in about 40 degrees, slowly packed up the bikes and headed out for san antonio.  but, it was so cold we thought we’d head toward coffee and wifi first.  it was a… Continue reading →

texas is big

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oh my, it’s been a long time since i’ve posted.  this might end up being the pace once we cross the border.  so i guess it’s better to get used to days without internet now.  we were sad to leave new orleans and the magic that it seems to exude.  but, the rest of louisiana… Continue reading →

the last hurrah

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we stopped in jackson, mississippi to visit our friends tory and richard on the way to new orleans.  it was really great to see their space and their city for a few days.  it was also great timing for getting off the bike for a day and resting up a bit.  we’re still trying to… Continue reading →

day one

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we have made it to portland, tennessee in one piece! (i didn’t know where that was until today, either)  i wasn’t sure how i would feel tonight after such  a crazy few days.  But, i am mostly just excited about having finally started on our way and relieved to have not forgotten anything super important.… Continue reading →

five days and counting

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This past weekend we hit some major benchmarks in preparation for this journey.  We officially have the weather forecast for our scheduled departure date (40 degrees and partly sunny, woohoo! way better than it could be at this point in a kentucky winter).  Bob finished his last ‘oficial’ day of work on Friday, which marked… Continue reading →

weighing in

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We got nervous on Monday night, thinking of everything that was left to be done in these last three weeks.  So, we decided that what would make us feel better was a trial run at packing.  We’ve been wanting to see just how much we had, whether it would truly fit in our panniers and… Continue reading →

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