Transitions and Confluences: Six remarkable weeks, and Iowa

This will be a different kind of post, inspired not entirely by bike adventures but by our life generally since we returned from the DC trip. Sometimes, confluences are the coming together of a lot of life experiences, and in our case, these have come quickly in the last six weeks. I do guarantee some … Continue reading Transitions and Confluences: Six remarkable weeks, and Iowa

Day Twenty One: Harpers Ferry to Washington, D.C.: End of the C&O canal, and the best day

So Dan may have glossed over the fact that our hotel in Harpers Ferry was outside of town on the highway...and getting there was a several mile uphill ride with water cascading down a culvert on a slanted shoulder with trucks going 75 mph just inches away. But anyway. We got up early and set … Continue reading Day Twenty One: Harpers Ferry to Washington, D.C.: End of the C&O canal, and the best day

Day Nineteen: Cumberland to Lockhouse 49 on the C&O Canal towpath: Muddy day ending in beauty

Leaving Cumberland The last 25 miles into Cumberland were so glorious, I think I wanted to stay there longer. But the truth is, we have little time after we arrive somewhere, and unpack, take showers, figure out dinner, wash clothes every few days, and, hopefully, work on the account of the day. We have been … Continue reading Day Nineteen: Cumberland to Lockhouse 49 on the C&O Canal towpath: Muddy day ending in beauty