Thursday, November 27, 2014


How did this happen?  How did it get to be November already?  And not just November but the end of November?  Where did my year go?

I'm pretty sure years didn't used to fly by quite so quickly - that there used to be more than two weeks between the 4th of July and Christmas.

But here I am, looking back at all the wonderful (and not so wonderful) experiences of the past year  and planning some even better ones for next year.  On this particular day I am thankful for good friends, good health and the good fortune to be able to enjoy it all.

I love being able to travel by car and plane to visit friends and family - it's a pleasure that my career often prevented. Even more enjoyable is traveling at people speed on my bicycle and I am looking forward to doing a tour up the Atlantic coast (Ft. Lauderdale to Bar Harbor, Maine) starting in April. Joining friends that I met on the Southern Tier tour in 2013 will make even sweeter.

Thanks to my wonderful doctors and physical therapists, I should be in better shape for this tour and I am looking forward to doing more of the miles this time.  I've also decided to skip the food poisoning (acquired off the tour) this time around.

The blog will again be my memory book and serve as a way to keep those who are interested abreast of all the details.  Now, if I can just figure out how to post pictures from the new phone to the new tablet.........

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