Monday, September 13, 2010

Home! A short update.

Home! After a 10 hour day of traveling, we made it home. Selena picked us up at the airport and we were back at our house by 4:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 7th.

Waiting in the airport. It was so strange to only have two bags with us.

Beautiful flowers waiting for us at home.

It's amazing that it took us three months to bike out to the West coast and only a day of travel to come back. It is very surreal to be home. There is so much room in our house, and our bed is so BIG! It's a beautiful time of year to be in New England. Our garden and yard was very overgrown when we first got back, but we have slowly tamed it back. And in the garden we still have broccoli and kale to eat! Also, Selena sweetly picked and hung our garlic to dry, so we have lots of garlic to eat.

Look how much food we can cook at once! Also, notice how we can just have fresh fruit around to eat whenever, that won't get squished in the bags and make a mess? Ah, the stuff we take for granted at home...

Picking peaches.

Cleaning up the back yard.

Our very overgrown front yard.

Lovely sunflowers!

Selena helps (okay, she did most of it) prune the river birch tree in our front yard.

We are still waiting on the return of our bike. It should be here any day. It's been strange to not ride for a whole week.


  1. Yay!!! So glad you've completed the blog and made your dream come true! You really did bike all the way across the country!! You both are amazing!

  2. Brett & Jenny,
    Love the photos of your yard after your trip, When Jan And I got back from our trip the house looked like it had been abandoned, I had a friend that said he would take care of it, He cut the grass only once all summer... But at least the woman that was feeding the cats for us did her thing. Oh and Jenny you have a great farmers tan going.

    How many flats did you have on the trip? Jan and I had four for the entire trip.

    And I hope the bike worked out well for you, and that it got back OK.

    Len & Jan

  3. Hi Len and Jan!
    Your comment reminds us that we still intend to write more here. We want to do a post with all kinds of numbers, favorites, highs and lows, etc! To answer your question about flats, off the top of my head, I think we had about 13.

    Oh, and stay tuned for a post about the bike being shipped... Thanks again for selling us the wonderful Screamer! It's so great!


  4. I can't believe it's taken me so long to discover the latest additions to the blog. I had been checking so regularly!
    I got a little teary reading about the last day. It was just so awesome a feat you accomplished, and your writing was so effective at including all of us.
    On the eve of your next awesome journey (you know what I mean!), much
    Love and hugs,

  5. So I stumbled upon your blog while googling river birch trees to possible add to my yard and as I scrolled down I saw the posts about your bike trip cross country. I am so jealous, I want to make that trip myself. I toured Europe in the 80s and have done BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) the past couple of years. I look forward to reading all the entries of the trip. Looks like you hit my hometown of Newport, Oregon. Congrats on a safe and incredible journey.