VT to MN – Day 8, A Rest Day

Tim is right: He misses his two Moms. It is not slang. It is plural. And I miss all four of my parents. …. Every adoptee has two sets of real parents.


It’s hard to tell the difference between women’s pajamas and sweatpants.  That’s not something that bothers me really, but it can be useful information to have when someone is walking toward you in a strange city, waving you down saying and saying “Hey!” from across the street to get your attention.  Had I known they were sweatpants I would have been able to take a level of possible crazy off the table and been less nervous about what was coming my way.  I had just given up on finding my Maui Jim sunglasses which disappeared sometime after 9pm last night, so I was hoping that was not an indicator of how the rest of the day would go.

There was nothing at all to be nervous about when Mrs Young came toward me from across the street.  She was from on vacation with her husband from Detroit…

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VT to MN Day 9 – Dad

Tim says to post far and wide, so I am!

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A rest day was exactly what I needed. I actually slept in this morning!  By sleeping in I mean I slept past 7 am, which I have not done since I started this trip.  Joan was a wonderful host again this morning and I can not thank her enough for opening her home to me. 

It was 30 degrees colder today than it has been the previous two days.  it never came close to getting above 60.  it’s a funny temperature zone for me when I am riding.  Generally I would be completely bundled up, but my body has started to acclimate and I am taking the cold better than I normally would.  It’s also a funky temperature range because it’s the middle ground for clothing.  If it were just a little colder my actual cold weather gear would be perfect, but when…

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VT to MN Day 9 pics

Very happy to have hosted adoptee Tim Howard on his bicycle trip from Vermont to Minnesota to meet his blood kin and to raise awareness for Adoptees’ Rights. A joy to have him as a house guest, and a joy to lend a hand to someone who is on a life journey. May you find peace and a greater sense of self when this part of your life’s journey is over.


Starting point with my very gracious host Joan

Something made me smile, I’m blaming the bacon

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View from camp 75 miles


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