Monday, July 14, 2008
A foot-long for five dollars. As Dire Straights says, If you're gonna' run cool, you need heavy, heavy fuel.
Bucolic break in northern Wisconsin.
Gus and Dan speeding past Sonia in hilly Wisconsin.
Alison & Dan: Ashland, Wisconsin.
The Apostle Islands of northern Wisconsin were the halfway point of this 72 day trip. Are we half-done or half-started? Sleeping in a church and waking up with dawn streaming through exquisite stained glass windows made me pause for reflection. It occurs to me that this has been a voyage of triumphs. A triumph for our family over the conventional wisdom that adults and their preteen children cannot communicate. A triumph of bicycles over oil companies. A triumph of courage and perseverance over difficult days. And for me personally, a triumph of the human spirit over multiple sclerosis. If it all ends tomorrow, it has been worth it. --Alison