Alarm Clock Failure

Our alarm clock slept in this morning – for the first time ever.  I’m stunned.

In all the time I’ve known John, he’s never slept in.  Ever.  There have been plenty of times when I wished the man would roll over and go back to sleep, but he’s never done it.  The second that sun sends its first rays onto the earth, he’s up – and he drags all of us up with him.

But today – he slept in.  HE SLEPT IN!  The world must be coming to an end.  There’s no other explanation.

In the end, it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t leave today – it’s pretty windy out.  Yes, it’s a tailwind, but even so the gusts could be hard to deal with on a dirt road.

So we’re here in Cerro Sombrero another day.  Our hostel is actually a regular house and we’re the only ones staying here, so we’re pretty comfortable.  Staying another day isn’t a bad thing – except for the fact that we’re all more antsy than a kid before Christmas to reach our goal.

It’ll happen…  It’ll happen…

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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9 Responses to Alarm Clock Failure

  1. Sam Russell March 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi Nancy, John, and the boys. I stumbled across your website about 4 days before you took off from Alaska, and have read your blog everyday since then. I am happy and sad to see your trip come to an end. Happy that you all made it in one piece, and sad that my trip with you through the Americas is over. It has been a very enjoyable trip with all of you and I wish you the best in your future adventures.

  2. Kathy Kukura March 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    I caught up with you all in Central America and then went back to read your blogs from the start. I am so happy for you that you made the journey with so much learning, excitement, and enthusiam all along the way. I have also enjoyed learning along the way as you rode and wrote! I have shared your journey verbally with my family, friends, and co-workers. I, too, am a teacher and I also like to ride bikes. I don’t know if I will ever do what you have done, but I am currently looking into teaching abroad and plan to take my bike along with me when I do! Enjoy these last few bike riding days! Please continue to post to keep us updated on your future plans. Thank you for sharing your family’s adventure with us!

  3. Dave Miles March 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Is that less than a weeks riding? Very exciting times. I have followed your progress and thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures. What will be next when you have completed the trip, I wonder will it be hard to settle back into a “normal” routine. Good Luck and thanks. Dave

  4. Amy balok March 11, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    hope you guys had funn

  5. Robert Latchford March 11, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Good luck with the last 400km. Respect!

  6. Eric Tepner March 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I am so happy and sad at the same time. I’ve been keeping up with your family since your US trip a few years back. I’m so excited for you guys and hope we get to see a video of your last day and arrival to “the sign!” Good luck!! You guys ROCK!!

  7. Evelyn March 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    WOW! Almost there. Do you know what time you will arive in Boise?

  8. Doug Burns March 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Have been following you this past year om your blog and newsletters. What a wonderful experience! Have a safe “few” miles and wishing your family the very best.

  9. Alicia March 16, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Cerro Sombrero’s winds can really be troublesome. We’ve been there last January, the wind isn’t nice.

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