A Good Day

Today was a good day. First, there was a very successful shopping trip to the Sports Authority. I got a rain jacket that I am very happy with, a sleeping bag that is rated to 30 degrees, and a tarp to put over the tent for extra rain protection.

Then, I set out for Seattle on my bike for a test run. It has been rainy, cold, and uninviting but this afternoon it stopped raining, and later the skies cleared and it turned into a postcard kind of day. It was still chilly but my jacket kept me warm enough so unless I was speeding down some hills I felt OK. There were a lot more hills than I am used to on the route, and the round trip was 18 1/2 miles so I was very happily to come home feeling good and not tired. It is so easy to be lazy and sit on the couch, but when I got out there I remembered why I love to be on my bike, and I started really looking forward to my tour. Let me share some of the beautiful scenery I saw along the way.

I think I have the biking part handled. Now I just need to manage the off bike time, particularly the sleeping part. Tonight I will test out the new sleeping bag and I’ll also try my son-in-law’s sleeping mat which he has offered to loan me. At least part of the time want the independence of going where I want rather than finding hosts who will be waiting for me to show up, so hopefully I will be comfortable tonight even though the weather prediction is for a low of 39 degrees. 

I’m very glad I have had this preparation time, and of course I have been loving this time with my family and that adorable baby! I have three more days here.


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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8 Responses to A Good Day

  1. ME BE in Panama says:

    Sounds like you’re really doing things right, Kris. Can’t wait to read your posts all along the way. We’ll lift a few for you, and a few more when you’re back in Panama!


  2. Joyce says:

    I am beginning to regret that I am not there with you!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Any chance you’re traveling through Hermiston Oregon?


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