Some of the cyclists are Home Again, and others have stayed back to complete the last leg of the journey.
Sometimes curve balls get thrown at us, so we're on route right now to pick them up. Some members had to turn home early, due to a family emergency. The others will carry on and in spite of circumstances, we know that they will have "All Finished Well!" You can still follow their cycling trip on the side link.
My niece and family from Germany called recently to let us know they were travelling in the Western states. So we decided, why not take up the offer, meet them, and travel together for a few days.
This summer has been coming's and going's for us, in more than one way. Earlier this spring we canceled a trip to Europe, because of health issues with our parents. Sometimes we catch ourselves off guard, wondering, thinking and trying to make sense of things. And yet on the other hand, it's wonderful to look forward to a surprise visit from Europe.
It's good that we don't always know the next chapter.