Monday, August 18, 2008

Maine. The last day.

Bridgton to Cape Elizabeth today. As I type at a library in Windham, Dan and Sonia are sailing toward the coast. This afternoon we will dip our tires in the Atlantic Ocean after almost 11 weeks on the road. There are many mixed emotions today. Joy and satisfaction and a wonderful sense of accomplishment. And a sadness that I'm not side-by-side with my husband and daughter riding down the Maine roads. Most of all I feel profound gratitude to all the people who have helped us from home and along the journey to make it to this day.

Happy 12th Birthday to our dear Sonia. This will be a birthday to always remember.

--Alison

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many HIGH FIVES to all of you. You have done what you had set out to do.So sorry Alison that it had to be a health problem for you.We have followed you from day one.Do hope you are able to enjoy a Lobster at one of the little costal shacks.Warning if any of you are alergic to Iodine beware of the claw meat.Joyce had a bad reaction, very bad case of the hives.Do hope that in the future if you find yourself in Portland, stop by and visit this old couple. Bob & Joyce

rachel said...

Yippee!!! Hooray!! Way to go! What a bunch of studs! A#1! Stupendous. Outrageous! Unthinkable! You guys are the best! Enjoy the week of relaxing before you make it back to the real world!

rachel

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIA!!! I am sure it will be one to remember. Make sure to take a photo of those tires in the ocean. You are all amazing. Can't wait to see you in person. I have enjoyed my summer reading your daily reports (does that make my summer sound pathetic??) Love, Chandra

wombat064 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIA

Well done to all of you.

Phil