It may seem like we’re dragging our butts out of this state, but today is the day! The logistics have been complex – they’ve involved a bike wheel, a lawn mower, a treadle sewing machine and baby clothes (don’t ask!).
We spent the night with Shawn’s sister Sheila and BIL Bill. Sheila will be holding our spare glasses and a spare back wheel for us. Tandem back wheels are not easily replaceable, so Sheila will be ready to Fed-ex our wheel at a moments notice (or close to it 😉 )
This morning we met Shawn’s brother Boyce and BIL Brad at our son Matt’s place in Ferndale. Boyce and Brad will be the driving team that will bring our car back to Michigan.
We also had our first mechanical issue of the trip…Once upon a time Jim hit the bike rack on a garage Door. His “farmer fixit” repair (including the use of a really, really strong wire tie) needed a little attention. So…Loosen a bolt, adjust, tighten the wire tie a bit, tighten the bolt and good as new. (Did you know Jim was Schooled as a structural engineer? There’s probably a good reason why he not following the career path!)Shawn and SheilaBrad, Shawn, Jim, Matt and Boyce in front of Matt’s Ferndale lair.
We’re rolling now, most likely stop in upstate NY tonight.