Tandem 2014

18 05 2014

We are sitting in a hotel in Natchez, MI, ready and eager to begin a bicycle ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It feels like it’s taken a long time to get here.



We left Lucknow about 2 pm Friday afternoon. We were unable to leave earlier. One of our neighbours had died and we felt we had to make a visit to the funeral home. The man who died had just turned sixty. As we reflected on the suddenness of his death, we talked about what was important and what was not. Experiences beyond our small community definitely fall in the important category.

The first night we made it as far as Dayton, OH. Nashville, TN was the goal for Saturday. After picking up a rental vehicle at the airport, we made our way to our warmshower hosts. The effort earlier in the day to get an American phone plan was really appreciated, one wrong turn made the GPS essential!


We were greeted warmly by Bill And Sameta Glass. Although we had never met them, the common bond of cycle touring made us feel right at home. Their hospitality is so much appreciated, everything from a comfy bed to homemade ice-cream!


Our final day of car travel, (another seven hours!), saw us reach Natchez. We managed to get to Natchez with enough time left in the day to tour one of the old mansions. It was truly impressive, but there’s a whole lot wrong with a household that requires 16-18 slaves to run smoothly. 


I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to post on this trip. At the moment, we’ve got wi-fi, but coverage on the parkway might be spotty.

By the way, did I mention the weather? For the first time in months, I’m in a place that’s warm!




One response

20 05 2014

Have fun you two! Looks like it will be a great trip!

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