Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Long Day

Our travels to San Diego started bright and early . Lisa woke up at 3 am, so we were all up at 3am, and we left for the airport at 4am for the 6 o’clock flight. No problems as my parents left with Monte gazing out the window wondering what was going on.

Then 6:00 turned to 6:10, then 6:20, then 6:30. And we had not left the terminal. I began to worry because we only had 30 minutes to catch our connecting flight in Denver. Finally they fixed the mechanism and we were off. We monitored our progress throughout the flight , willing the plan e to move faster. Upon landing we raced across the terminal to our waiting aircraft just in time. Now we could rest easy.

Bubba’s crew picked us up at the airport. We ate lunch with some fellow pedalers since our rooms were not ready yet. Returning to the hotel, we stopped to pick up our tandem bicycle and walked it home because we had not shipped the pedals.. A quick test ride to shake down the bike revealed a slight issue with handlebars and rubbing brake pads. After a quick adjustment, we were off to visit the Sea Lions with Lisa’s sister. Then we went out for our last real meal (table, silverware, glass, …) for two months.

Before heading to bed at 10pm PST (12 CST), we did a bit of photo sharing and fine tuning or new technology. I also performed more packing preparation – we packed way too much stuff not having accounted for all the merchandise Bubba would provide and our NEEDS, not nice to haves.
It was a long 21 hour day after a brief 4 hour restless sleep the night before.
It’s All Good

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