|ON TOP OF THE WORLD|
Because of precious time left, we made the difficult decision not to go to New York (where we are both from) or to tour the New England states (to celebrate our anniversary). Instead we headed for Charleston, South Carolina and relaxed at our dear friends' home. Every stop to stay with family and special friends has been such a resting haven.
|Our special friends - Arch, Caroline, and Sophie. To know them is to love them !! Thank you dear friends for a true rest haven before the final leg of our cross-country USA journey.|
|Our friends' neighbor twins were thrilled to try out the Valkyrie. Future biker babes, perhaps?|
Though we endeavored always to see the beauty along the way, our ending route was not scenic at all (there's nothing like the Pacific Northwest when it comes to breathtaking scenic beauty). At one point in the trip, on the way to Charleston, to break up the monotony we were both experiencing, Bo headed down a side road that said, "Hampton Historic Plantation - 2 miles." There's where we tipped the bike AGAIN!
|No injuries! Now, to lift the bike and continue on - AND WE DID!! We were determined to finish our USA adventure from Oregon to Florida - AND WE DID!!|
One of the sweetest memories of our USA journey was our stop to see my brother who lives in Savannah, Georgia. It had been nine years since our last visit. Our hours together were a sweet and long-due reunion. I cried for miles after we said goodbye. Yet, I know we will see each other again. We also stopped in Gainsville, Florida to visit my sister whom we haven't seen in several years. This cross-country trip gave us such opportunity for family reconciliation and reunion.
So, here we are in Largo, Florida settled in and relaxing with dear friends. We have one week left in the USA before leaving for Ecuador. It was our pleasure to meet blog friends who are here in Florida and will be leaving for their new home in Cuenca the same week we are leaving. It's a small world! We went to a wonderful seafood restaurant together with Guy and Jvonna to celebrate her birthday on Sunday.
|Our "Blog" and future Cuenca friends meet us in Florida!|
|Happy Birthday Jvonna!|
|East Coast Skies|
Home sweet Home - soon we'll be back!