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Merry Christmas 2014

It’s Christmas morning. A fire is roaring in our wood stove, Christmas music is playing in the background, and Davy and Daryl are getting their presents set up. John took the pups to the foothills to run and play in the snow. It’s the best kind of morning. As I look back over 2014, I […]

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Here are our newsletters – this is a great way to read our journey in summary form! Here is a map of our route complete with pictures.   Ready for takeoff:  June, 2008 Dalton Highway in Alaska: June, 2008 Alaska Highway: August, 2008 Crossing into mainland USA: September, 2008 Montana, Wyoming, and Utah: October, 2008 […]

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Newsletter: Reaching the end of the world

Newsletter: Reaching the end of the world

I could see it in my mind’s eye – a wooden sign in front of the Beagle Channel at the very southern edge of Tierra del Fuego way down at the pointy tip of South America. USHUAIA El Fin del Mundo I knew what it would look like because I had seen pictures. Lots of […]

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Newsletter: 950 km til the end of the world!

Newsletter: 950 km til the end of the world!

February, 2011 950 kilometers to go. Less than one thousand. Three digits. YEE HAW! I’m now sitting here in my tent in Puerto San Julian thinking about our adventures of the past month – we’ve had a lot of them. And I’m thinking forward to that day about four weeks from now when we roll […]

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Newsletter: Relaxing in Mendoza, Argentina

Newsletter: Relaxing in Mendoza, Argentina

December, 2010 Mendoza! The big city! The last big city on our journey, in fact. Once we leave here, we’ll head into the hinterlands of Argentina as we slowly make our way southward to the end of the world. IF we leave here, that is. Upon arrival into Mendoza, we were met by the police […]

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4000 km to the end of the world

4000 km to the end of the world

November 15, 2010 We passed a sign the other day. It was a simple, unassuming sign in inauspicious surroundings. I pedaled past it at first – until the significance of it hit me and I turned around for another look. It said: USHUAIA 4000 It takes someone who has spent two and a half years […]

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Newsletter: Sick. Very sick

Newsletter: Sick. Very sick

Setbacks. I suppose they’re bound to happen on a journey of this magnitude, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them. We spent a delightful ten days in Salta with new friends, but were ready to move on; 1300 kilometers away lay Mendoza, and we were antsy to get there. Straight shot – a […]

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Newsletter: Made it to Argentina!

Newsletter: Made it to Argentina!

October 10, 2010 Argentina! Country #14! The land of Tierra del Fuego – end of the world. Although we will still cross into Chile at least once, Argentina will be our last country – and we’re here. Wow. In many ways it seems like we are nearly there – Ushuaia is just around the corner. […]

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Newsletter: In Bolivia

Newsletter: In Bolivia

Where do I even begin? So much has happened since I last wrote from La Paz, it makes my head swim! Since early July, we’ve been featured in Parade Magazine, interviewed by the BBC and The Guardian (UK), highlighted on Salon.com, and appeared on Good Morning America! Truly amazing to think that our tiny little […]

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Lake Titicaca

Newsletter: In La Paz, Bolivia

July 7, 2010 I’m sitting here on a comfortable chair in a cozy bedroom in a large luxurious house – and marveling at that very fact. The sister of a dear friend of ours has graciously offered the use of their home here in La Paz, Bolivia – even though they aren’t here to enjoy […]

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Cycling the Dalton Highway

Newsletter: Two years on the road

 June 8, 2010 Two years on the road. 24 months of steadily making our way southward. 104 weeks and 20,000 kilometers of magic. As I look back on these two years since we left home on June 8, 2008, I think about how Davy and Daryl have changed. My mind goes back to that day […]

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Welcome to Peru!!

Newsletter: Made it to Peru

March 19, 2010 Hola to you all – from Peru! Yes, we finally (after four months in Ecuador!) crossed into our twelfth country after 18,000 km of pedaling. We’re slowly making progress toward our goal. When I last wrote, Davy had just had his fifth toe surgery and, thank God, there have been no more […]

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Colors of the rainforest

Newsletter: In southern Ecuador

February 7, 2010  We’re on the move again – finally! After five weeks in Pimampiro we hit the road for a week until we reached Quito, where we fell into a black hole again. Our intention had been to continue south for the next month, find a place to stash our bikes, and return to […]

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Newsletter - Arriving in Ecuador

Newsletter – Arriving in Ecuador

November 2, 2009 It was a race against time. With each day, each kilometer, each pedal stroke, the clock was ticking. Tick, tock, tick, tock… When I last wrote from Manizales, Colombia, we had managed to get Davy’s toe operated on and felt our struggles with ingrown toenails were over. If only we had known […]

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Newsletter - In the Colombian Andes

Newsletter – In the Colombian Andes

September 18, 2009 We’re home – at least it feels that way. Some friends of ours happened to have a house sitting empty here in Manizales, Colombia and they graciously allowed us to use it. It didn’t take long for it to feel like home! As we made our way through the coastal plains of […]

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Newsletter - Made it to South America

Newsletter – Made it to South America

August 16, 2009 Colombia. What more need I say? What I can say is that it feels GREAT to be here – in South America at last! Yes, we still have a long way to go – and many mountains to cross – but I now truly feel like we are on the downhill side […]

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