Friday, July 05, 2013
Ever since we got back from our week-long bicycle trip last weekend, we have been busy trying to get our house in order from our move the week before. Every day this week, we made several trips to our local dump/recycling center. One day, we had a truck from a local charity come and we completely filled it with furniture we no longer needed or didn't fit right in our house. We also made trips every day to that same charity taking carloads of "stuff". We are glad to have other people be able to use so much of it.
Today, we hosted a family get together. We we able to give away quite a few things to them. We also had a lot of fun just getting together. We served lunch. I kept it really simple (grilled chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, melon balls and ice cream). After the really busy weeks we have been having, I knew I didn't want to wear myself out hosting the lunch. I think everyone had a good time and the food was really tasty. Less is more!
Now, we have six days before we leave for Wisconsin. We are going to visit a friend. From his house, we are going to do attempt our first fully self-supported bicycle ride. We plan to ride for a week from Whitewater, WI to Stevens Point, WI and back. We will bike approximately 300 miles. We are going to use Google maps to figure out a route. That can be tricky because Google has sent us on some pretty crazy bicycle routes. The other tricky part will be figuring out where to sleep at night. I'm looking into Warm Showers hosts and camp grounds. This could be interesting.....
More to come!