Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Universe

Day: 183

I believe in the universe. I have to think that yesterday’s events weren’t just a coincidence. My flat tire led to putting air in Chris’ rear tire. That event led to discovering a severe crack in his rim. A compromised wheel required a decision to go back to Vientiane. Coincidently, a bus pulled up going in our direction just as we were going to check tickets at the bus station. It didn’t stop there. In addition to learning that a new wheel was a week away, we also received news that a close family member of mine is in the hospital. You know what they say, “Life happens while you’re making other plans”.
After a restful night in a comfortable bed we made a pretty important decision this morning. We will be coming home for a break. We’ll be back in Colorado in about a week. The plan to come home has actually been in the works for about month, we’re just moving it up a bit. The combination of a little homesickness, monsoon season and the bureaucracy of a Chinese visa seemed a bit overwhelming. The icing on the cake was the failure of Chris’ wheel.
Now don’t worry, we plan to continue our dream of riding our bicycles throughout the world. The fall season will take us to China, Nepal and hopefully Europe. In the meantime, we’ll be on our home turf for late spring and most of the summer. If you’ve gone with us this far you might have expected the plan to change again. Thanks for sticking with us. We can assure you that Colorful Colorado is full of great Bicycle Geography stories.
We’re really excited about coming home to tour. Chris and I have been exploring the homeland in bits and pieces our whole lives and now we can devote some serious energy to the task. We can’t imagine a better way to travel the state – on our bicycles.
We look forward to catching up with everyone when we return. And, if you feel like you want to get out and ride this summer, let us know, we can get you set up.
Here’s to cool, crisp mountain air and blue skies,

1 comment:

JennSean said...

I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF!!! (In typical Jennie style) I cannot deny it, everything absolutely happens for a reason. We look forward to seeing you soon!