I have to say that today was a really great day and not just because I can see the finish line (and no...unlike a certain former Alaskan governor, I can not see Alaska from my front yard). First of all, the weather was beautiful, warm and sunny all day long. Second of all, we got to ride down the Pacific Coast Highway and see spectacular surf, scenery and neighbourhoods. Thirdly, we spent a couple of hours with some of Mark's family which was special (thanks Lyle and Cynthia for hosting us today). Finally we had our last dinner together and we had the opportunity to express ourselves and say what this ride and this group mean to us...WOW a really full day.
|Started off the day at a missile park near Oxnard.|
|Beautiful view along the Pacific Coast Highway|
|Mark Koltz and me.|
|You know who and me.|
Mark and I were in Santa Monica for our cousin Brooke's wedding in February and we walked for hours on the bike path that we rode on today. In February we talked about how we would be riding here in September, and wow, that day was today. Kind of amazing that we got here this time from Astoria and under our own power. It was also way warmer today and the beaches were filled with the strangest kind of human beings.
|No, these are not the strange people from the beach! This is Mark's family and they are quite normal.|
|3 Susan Weisbarth's (it's a long story)|
I'll have more to say about the end of this adventure tomorrow but for now, I just want to get through tomorrow safely.