Parting Ways (Remolinos, Colombia)

“Bye guys!” I said as I climbed into the pickup truck. “I love you!” My bike and all our gear was stashed in the back of the truck and I headed up into the hills without my boys.

My back is significantly better today than it was yesterday, but I didn’t think it was wise to attempt the 7000-foot climb  up to Pasto quite yet.  I would do it the easy way – and make it easier for John and the boys by taking their gear too.

Fortunately, Cristina and Carlos – in-laws of a friend – had graciously offered us a place to stay, so I’m not all alone in a hotel someplace.  I’ve enjoyed a delightful afternoon with the young Colombian couple.

With any luck, John and the boys will be here tomorrow.  If they can’t make it, at least there are plenty of hotels on the way up, and I’ll see them the next day.

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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One Response to Parting Ways (Remolinos, Colombia)

  1. Terry October 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    ouchhh, sorry to hear bout’ your back Nancy. Hopefully you can limb into Ecuador for another well deserved holiday. You guys have soooo earned it

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