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Augusta to St. Charles: Back home again

Augusta to St. Charles: Back home again

<<–PREVIOUS Our last day on the trail began with another lovely sunny morning. This was the only day with a prediction of rain earlier in the week but by this morning the rain chance had dropped to 25%. If we avoid rain today this will be our first rain-free Katy Trail trip. Except for our first windy day, the weather on this trip has been marvelous. An early spring outdoor adventure...

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Bluffton to Augusta: A sad farewell, a glorious parting, and a couple of happy hellos

Bluffton to Augusta: A sad farewell, a glorious parting, and a couple of happy hellos

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> Well lo and behold the Metamucil performed magnificently! The next morning I had to go!!! And go I did. The ceiling opened up and Carole King sang “I feel the earth move under my feet… I feel the sky tumblin’ down… a’ tumblin’ down!!!” Goodbye country breakfast in Pleasant Hill! So long Sonic burger!! Farewell Casey’s cheese tots and pizza!!!...

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Easley to Bluffton: Pain, poop and connecting with an old friend

Easley to Bluffton: Pain, poop and connecting with an old friend

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> We packed up and headed out early today; it is our longest day on the trail this week and our destination is the Bluffton Barn B&B that is owned by our wonderful old friend, Doug Rendleman. We want to get there early enough to spend some good catchup time with him tonight. We haven’t seen Doug in over seven years. Way too many years. We wolfed down...

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Pilot Grove to Easley: Short miles, a winery, and philosophical discussions

Pilot Grove to Easley: Short miles, a winery, and philosophical discussions

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> Our bed at the Katy Junction B&B was super comfy and we both slept like logs. Very nice! Jerry arrived around 7am and cooked up a delicious gourmet breakfast for us. He is quite the chef! We loved staying at this B&B and we’ll be back some day. It was a cold 44 degree morning when we bid Jerry adieu and headed down the trail. The sun warmed up...

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Windsor to Pilot Grove: A perfect day on the trail!

Windsor to Pilot Grove: A perfect day on the trail!

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> What a difference a day makes!! Today was a perfect day on the trail. This was the kind of day we fantasize about when we plan these adventures. It doesn’t always work out that way but today it did. Wind was a comfortable gentle 12mph and today the trail turned the needed 30 degrees east and it was even a tailwind… JOY JOY JOY!!! The sky was a gorgeous...

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Pleasant Hill to Windsor on Rock Island Spur Trail: a battle of wind and rocks and summoning inner strength

Pleasant Hill to Windsor on Rock Island Spur Trail: a battle of wind and rocks and summoning inner strength

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> It was a glorious morning; one of those mornings on the trail that I dream of when I’m sitting at my computer at work wishing I was riding my bike. Sunshine. Perfect temperature. No wind… yet… We biked the quick 3 miles back to Pleasant Hill and had a delicious breakfast at the same country diner we ate at the day before. Fried eggs, sourdough toast,...

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A Nice and Easy Start… Breaking in the Old Bodies Slowly

A Nice and Easy Start… Breaking in the Old Bodies Slowly

<<–PREVIOUS NEXT–>> We started off this morning early and chilly as we biked a mile from our house to the Bike Stop Café to catch our shuttle out to Pleasant Hill. There’s a benefit to having a bike mechanic as our shuttle driver… Tony was able to make some last minute adjustments to my brakes before we packed everything in the van to travel 3 ½ hours across the...

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All Our Bags are Packed and We’re Ready To Go!

All Our Bags are Packed and We’re Ready To Go!

NEXT–>> Wow has it really been eight years since we last biked the entire Katy Trail??? Well yes it certainly has. I just turned 50 (FIFTY… the big FIVE OUCH!) a few days ago and Craig is now 56. But we don’t care! We’re gonna bike the entire Katy Trail again! Craig and I bike a lot for fun. But we haven’t gone on more than an overnight bike trip since 2013....

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The Way We Were…

The Way We Were…

MEEEEEMORIIIIIEEEEESSSSS LIGHT THE CORNERS OF MY MIIIIIIIND…   Misty water colored memories….. Yeah it’s the sappiest song but this is a sappy post. You’ve been warned. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were. I started this blog way back in 2013 when I was a mere young and spry 46 years of age. <heavy...

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Pedaler’s Jamboree 2014

Pedaler’s Jamboree 2014

The most fun annual event on the Katy Trail is the Pedaler’s Jamboree from Columbia to Boonville, Missouri, held every Memorial Day weekend.  Craig and I have participated every year since the first Jamboree in 2009.  This event combines two of our favorite things… a leisurely two day bike ride on the Katy Trail with fantastic live music at every stop along the way.  Mike, the fellow...

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