Friday, August 13, 2010

Coming's and Going's

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.

So this morning, we're off early to have breakfast with the cyclists,
as they will be arriving in the Port of Bellingham.
We will wish them well as they tend to make the necessary arrangements.
We will continue travelling from Bellingham, planning a road trip down south,
through Washington, Idaho and Utah, eventually arriving at Bryce Canyon.
Judy has just finished travelling through these areas.
and has shared her experiences about Bryce Canyon.

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.


  1. Happy trails to you as you set off on your journey. Dairymary

  2. You're so right - it's good not to know the next chapter all the time.
    I hope you have a good trip, a happy reunion with the German branch of your family and a safe return home.

  3. May the next chapter be full of wonderful adventures...and safe travels. Have a fabulous trip!

  4. Have a wonderful and safe trip Marg!

  5. That is a beautiful area to travel. All the best in the days ahead for those who have returned and those that are still on the road. Kathy

  6. Oh.. now I know a little more of what is happening. Sometimes we just don't know if you are coming or going...Safe travels!

  7. Enjoy your adventure! I love your new header picture-it reminds me of our beautiful Cache Valley where I grew up.

  8. That's a beautiful picture of Bryce. Yes, life has its twists and turns and double-yes!--It's better we don't know what's coming.

    Yet some times wonderful surprises come.

    I'm glad the bikers are all okay...yet some will finish in different ways.

    And for you...Have an adventurous trip!

  9. It is too bad that your schedule was so tight- I would have entertained you as you came to Salt Lake, but I know how hard it is to fit everything in. Utah is a beautiful state, with all its diversity of geography. This summer has been a busy one for me, too, and now I am back at school. I did survive the first day and my little group of students seems quite sweet (relief)!
    I hope to see some pictures of my stomping grounds on your blog!

  10. Good luck to your daughter getting ready for school. It is a lot of work, but the rewards are plentiful. I would love to hear from you. My email address is



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