The flight and first day! June 8th 2006 Well, we started out our trip by almost missing our plane out of San Diego! Our tickets said boarding was at 7:00, but they’d moved it up to 6:40. After waiting in line at check-in for almost an hour, and then waiting about 15 to 20 minutes to clear security, we figured we’d have time to grab some breakfast to go at McDonalds. Jesse & Erin waited in line while Margaret went ahead. Food and ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
Hi there! We are Margaret, Jesse, and Erin. Mother, Son, & Daughter. We’ve set out on a bicycle tour through France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, celebrating our 60th, 40th, & 30th birthdays respectively.
While this tour certainly wouldn’t go down in the annals of biking lore as any kind of achievement (like Mike & Cindi Travis of downtheroad.org), it has some special significance to us. When Margaret was a teenager, she did a bicycle tour through many countries in Europe as part of a youth hostel group. In 1986 at the ages of 40 and 20, Margaret and Jesse rode from just south o... full info