Merry Christmas (Davy’s Journal, December 25, 2010)

Yesterday was one of those days that just never ended. We thought it was going to be 15 km to the first town; it ended up being 35.  Then we thought it was going to be all downhill for 14 km to the town after that and it ended up being 28 km and half uphill and most of the downhill parts had such a strong headwind that we had to pedal.

That day was hard, even though it was Christmas Eve. We had some M&M-type things on the road, even if the road was almost all dirt.

When we finally got into the town we found two decent hotels. We looked at each hotel and picked one. Me and Dad got Pepsi for us and Sprite for Daryl and Mom.

When night came we all went to sleep and then this morning woke up with four Pico-Dulce lollipops (Argentine), about ten Billiken mas+ taffys (also Argentine), one bag of M&M’s, two Pops Evolution lollipops, and one bag of Skittles from Santa. We did our math and I watched Gladiator.

Mom says she’ll take us out for ice cream to celebrate Christmas once the store opens after siesta.

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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2 Responses to Merry Christmas (Davy’s Journal, December 25, 2010)

  1. tazzieval December 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    oh laugh, I thought the Skittles was a game with ball and ten pins, now I get that they are sweets. I did wonder how Santa would find Skittles in small-town Argentina. Merry Xmas from Australia.

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  2. Turner Richardson January 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Hi, I am the son of the teacher guy your mom skyped with a few weeks ago named Jeff in Hoover Alabama. Wow your Christmas was so much different than ours. I cant believe you had to climb 28k on Christmas Eve. I would have been worn out! You guys are inspiring us to follow our dreams. Tell your mom I said happy birthday. What is your favorite genre to read mine is mystery what’s yours?

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