It seems like only yesterday that we pedaled out of Burlington, Vermont on our around the world adventure. We were supposed to leave way back in April of 2011 but had to take care of a teensy project before we could finally leave in October. The drizzly, cold rain that accompanied us out of town that first day reminded us that winter was right around the corner and that we would most likely need to hop on the train to get further west and out of southern California by the end of December.
We've cycled over 2200 kilometers through the States, riding through beautiful Vermont, New York, Missouri, Iowa, and California, and traveled thousands more by train to help us bypass freezing rain and snow. Every day has brought us something new. It's been more challenging than we expected but it has also brought us great joy and clarity. We realize now more than ever that this about more than just riding our bicycles, it is a journey to a new way of living, of learning how to live with less to be able to take in more of the life around us.
Music by Major Chord :: Single File (myspace.com/majorchord)