“No camel route is long, with good company”
TRIP #1: Deep South + East Coast USA
Final destination: Chicago, for Patrick’s college graduation from Northwestern!
First destination: Boulder south to somewhere in New Mexico. We have to remove our snow tires and then find a window of good weather in order to escape Colorado’s snowiest month (March).
TRIP #2: Northern Rockies, US
July-mid August, 2011
This will be our training trip for getting in cycling shape for the Pyrenees. Plans include cycling and hiking in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Canada.
TRIP #3: EUROPE
August 30-November 10, 2011
Phase 1: Ride the Pyreenes between Spain and France with our good friends and cycling buddies Liz & Rob Whitley.
Phase 2: Spain, Portugal and Morocco (maybe?)
Phase 3: Italy, where we will visit Jenny on her study abroad (Bologna or Florence TBD)
Trip #4: SOUTH PACIFIC (If we still have $$)
This part is not planned yet, although we are hoping to go as far as Australia, with several stops along the way. Stay tuned!
These are a “few” of the books & maps we are using. As much as Chuck likes to plan things, we are trying to keep our travels open to spontaneous adventures.