May 1 – June 10 Up early Monday morning we loaded the cars and hit the road for Nashville, our first stop of the trip, after bidding farewell to Ann and Rendy and of course, Joanna who I would see in about a week.  We’d planned out the adventure so that no day of driving […]

May 1 – June 10 Besides hanging out with friends we would dearly miss during our last few days in town, we did get out for a few bike rides and one memorable on I’ll refer to as the nostalgia ride.  During our eleven years of riding in and around Charlotte we’d initially ridden a […]

May 1 – June 10 We worked steadily on packing after our return from the CNC Coast ride, generally in the morning but often waiting until the afternoon so we could get a bike ride in before it warmed up.  Although the deadline was tight and we had committed to loading the PODS on Monday […]

May 1 – June 10   We returned to Charlotte with the sale of the house and a move across the United States staring us in the face.  We were in better shape than many at this point in the process, having secured a solid offer ($5,000 over asking and no request to cover closing […]

April 24-28 We woke the next morning to high winds and a dicey weather forecast, with rain predicted by early afternoon.  Given our lack of enthusiasm for riding in wet conditions we, along with most of the group, decided to forego the 40-mile ride and instead do the shorter 27-mile route which gave us a […]

April 24-28 A week quickly passed after our return from the west coast and we got in a number of bike rides in anticipation of joining the Cycle North Carolina (CNC) Spring Ride in Edenton, North Carolina.   In the meantime, we also began to attend to repair work at the house, taking care of those […]

April 4 – 15 Our plan for the morning of our return to Oakland was to check out of the Airbnb around 11am and head over to the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park to tour that facility, but fate intervened in the way of a migraine headache Joanna developed soon after awakening. Normally one […]