August 7, 2022 on

Day 99 – Homeward Bound

A very nice weekend came to an end on Sunday morning as Dana and I packed up the car with our bikes, my bags and racks, and everything she had brought for the weekend. There were even a few square inches left over, but not a lot! I got to drive for the first time since Denver in September. I even checked my license to make sure it was still valid. We said our good byes to Kathy, Dave, and Charlie, and headed out in the much chillier morning. The temps yesterday were in the 70s, but today were in the 40s, and there’s snow in the forecast back home in State College.

“Home” is also a little different, for me at least. My house sitters are there until at least the end of December, so I’m living with Dana for the duration. And while we have two houses, pre-ride we were in one or the other 90% of the time anyway, so there isn’t a big transition to make save mine from being on the road and occupied to the age old retirement query “what do I do now?” I have a lot of answers to that question, and in the short term, keeping busy won’t be a problem. So many house projects (at both houses) and plenty of things I want to do in the area to promote cycling infrastructure improvements and more.


  1. Hendrika Spykerman

    welcome home Paul. what an amazing time on the road. rest and adjust to ” normal” life again. we’ll meet again my friendđź’–

  2. Hugh Mose

    Hi, Paul! Welcome home. What an amazing adventure you’ve had – and lived to tell the tale! I particularly liked your posts and photos from NOLA and Meridian. Janyce and I are looking forward to seeing you soon. Hugh

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