Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Day 58
Omarama to Wanaka
Time: 7:41:37
Distance: 117.05 k
Avg Speed: 15.2 kph
Terrain: Rolling plus Lindis Pass (965m)
Location: 44 35’ 22.9” S, 169 38’ 43.2” E

Today it is Thursday which to us means Thanksgiving. To celebrate we rode our longest day yet and ate cheese, crackers and peanut butter sandwiches. Don’t worry – we’re going to eat a proper meal tomorrow.
The day was pretty much spent riding, so I’d like to take the opportunity to share what I’m thankful for.
First and most important, I am thankful for Chris. He is my solid foundation, my best friend and the love of my life. His adventurous spirit and kindness give me strength. I’m so glad we’re doing this journey together.
Next, I’m thankful for all of our family and friends. Their love and support have meant so much to us and give us inspiration everyday. We always realized how lucky we are to have special people in our lives and this trip proves it.
Finally, I’m thankful for my health and the ability to attempt this big, fat, hairy goal of riding a bike around (and through) the world.
We hope everyone has a lovely holiday!
Happy Turkey (or whatever you eat),

Ps – Happy 90th Birthday to my Grandma Ruth. I love you and miss you. I hope you have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Andie&Jason said...

Happy Thanksgiving you two. Hope you have a scrumptious meal tomorrow.