Bittersweet Day

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Bittersweet day today as we box up Mango Tango for her journey home! She’s been a trusty steed, performing so well from the Atlantic to the Pacific, over hill & dale, prairies & mountains, under rain, overcast & sunshiny skies and in headwinds, tailwinds, crosswinds & no winds! Wow! What an adventure it has been! Looking forward to many more miles and adventures with her and my co-pilot!

We’ve spent the last 10 days riding & camping in the sunny San Juan Islands. Today we rented a car and are ready to zip up to Vancouver when Baby Rathbun decides to make her/his appearance. In the meantime, this grandma- & grandpa-to-be will continue our adventures via motor vehicle.



5 thoughts on “Bittersweet Day

    Joan Tolley said:
    September 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    We have enjoyed your adventure and you will both make wonderful grandparents.

    Judy said:
    September 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Mango Tango served you so well during ALL of those wonderful miles!!! Such great memories!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us…

    susie jorgensen said:
    September 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Hope you continue to have safe travels, I have really enjoyed your posts :)… I am sure your grandbaby will be happy, healthy and loved.. Susie đŸ™‚

    Marsha Forest said:
    September 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both! We saw pictures of your beautiful baby boy yesterday and met Nancy–at church with Sally. Being grandparents is so much fun–and I think you have the right Idea thinking about relocating closer. We are “Nana and Bubba” to a four year old girl and a two year old boy in Sacramento. It’s a heck of a commute for us from the Keys but we get there as often as possible. Thank goodness for Facetime! Will be looking forward to seeing more pictures–and finding out his name. Jon & Marsha

      rathbike responded:
      September 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks Jon & Marsha! Yes, being a grand parent is a real kick! We’ve only see the little guy for an hour, but we love, love, love seeing pictures! His name is Paxton James…pretty thrilling for me!

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