Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tandem Vacation

Most of the week we were away enjoying nature, the Indiana countryside, and one another.
Monday was spent wrapping things up here, packing, and preparing for our trip.

I surveyed the condition of the small vegetable garden and concluded it is messy and not very productive.
I experimented with these inverted hanging contraptions with very little success.

Tuesday was departure day, bright and beautiful.

 45 miles and 5+ hours later we arrived at our first campsite.

Evenings and mornings were chilly.

On the road again, Wednesday, for 42.2 miles.

That night we stayed in a Super 8 in Rochester.

  Thursday was our longest ride--58 miles. Ouch!

Michael planned and prepared the campsite for the cold rainy front coming.

It came in the night. 
The next morning we lay in 'bed' waiting for it to pass and listening to a John Grisham audio book.

We arrived home mid afternoon.
There is so much more I want to share about our experience, but not in this post.

Today, Saturday, has been a long day.
It is past midnight, so technically it is Sunday already. 
Mike just got back from working all day at Sam and Kristie's helping them take up carpet and lay new flooring to take care of mold issues and have the house ready for baby # 4 due in October.
My role was to entertain Elijah and Zion. 
We went to the Muncie Children's Museum.

I wasn't able to bake Kristie's birthday cake, clean up the kitchen, nor write this post, till they were in bed.


Elizabeth (Lizzie) said...

Wow... what a trip! I don't think I could have done that.

I love the last picture... the boys are adorable... Zion is getting so big!

Kim said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your tandem trip!

I'm impressed with how y'all fit everything you need for traveling on the tandem!

Love the last photo with the kids posing with the statues :)

sara said...

what fun!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!! those are long biking days...I think my bumm would be sore!!!

semperfi said...

I would love to do the bike thing with my hubby, but he is not too thrill with the idea, plus his body couldn't handle it physically. Love the children's picture, what a cute idea.


Loved your week. How fun it looked. I can't wait to hear all about it. I hope you will post a complete travel log. I loved the Children's Museaum statues.

The Bug said...

What a fun - and strenuous - week! I'm glad you got to spend some "together" time.

Those boys are too cute - but I'm sure they're a handful.

drawingcloser said...

Oh my! That trip looks both fun and exhausting! Love the shadow pic!