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A Miracle and a Good Laugh

 Greetings from Inverness, Florida. I have sooo many stories to tell.  So much fun to share.  But I will save you from yawns by telling you only two of  (what I think) are the best. Blessed If you have been reading these letters for over five years, you will remember this. These pictures are of George's trike when I had it for sale in 2017.  He won first prize at a Catrike Rally for the lovely paint job on his trike. He was active on the recumbent chats online.  His alias was Whitecat on His first Catrike was white.  But then he had this Catrike Expedition custom painted by a motorcycle painter in Tampa. In 2017, George's dementia had progressed and George could no longer ride it.  We were getting a tandem trike to ride.  (Which is another awesome miracle/blessing story.  I wrote about that in The Journey Continues: Alzheimer's Trippin' With George .). I sold George's trike to friends Kim and Bill.  They are Windemere neighbors and Kim is the da

Bicycle Tour - Floral City to Clearwater Beach

We went on a little Bike Tour! Steve and I just got back from a short (five night, six day) bike tour.  We went with my long-time friends Regis and Cindy Hampton.  I want to tell you all about it, but first I have other stuff to share. Be patient, or just scroll down.  That is the good thing about the printed word, you can just skip the parts that don't interest you. When it has been over a month since I last wrote to you, there is a whole lot to share!  But I am going to try not to bore you and just tell a few stories and highlight the bike tour because I know some of you will be interested in that. Thanks for reading on... Hard To Part With Stuff Holding Memories  This weekend the campground where I am parked by Inverness, Florida is having a park-wide yard sale.  A lot of the residents are putting their stuff on my neighbors' yard and in their car port.   I had forgotten all about the sale and was heading for the gym when I saw some neighbors organizing the merchandise.  I t

Trikers, Sisters on the Fly, and a Hurricane

Hello!   Wow, September was a full month.  Much of it without good cell service.  That is my excuse for not writing to you earlier, that and as my sister Mary says, I have been having fun. Yesterday I was driving 300 miles from a Sisters on the Fly event I hosted at Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio.  I was heading toward the highest mountain in Virginia to camp at a place that was recommended to me.  Grayson Highland State Park where there are wild horses and lots of hiking trails. As I was driving, Googlemaps announced that I may be encountering Hurricane Ian on my route!   When I stopped several times I tried to see what was happening and where, but the cell connection was weak everywhere I stopped so I got pretty frustrated trying to find out how bad it was going to be.  Was the rain going to pour and pour so I wouldn't beable to see?  Would the wind blow so that I would worry about flipping my trailer?    I took a picture of Lilac and Big Blue parked by the trucks at