Friday, April 24, 2009

East Coast Tour – April 24, 2009

First, thanks for all the emails and comments wishing us a fun and safe trip! Technically this would be Day 2 of our road trip but Day 1 was more like a “dry run” or in golf terms a bad shot that needed a “do over”.

We had all the best intentions and really thought we were ready to leave yesterday…cleaned the house, paid the bills, packed what we thought we needed and most importantly went for a pedicure at Cassandra’s salon.

Thursday morning we were up at the crack of dawn (7:30 a.m.) but it seemed like the odds were stacked against us and we were not meant to depart on that day. As we were completing all the last minute tasks which included loading the packed bags, we made a one major decision to BAG THE CAMPING GEAR which meant repacking all over! Yes your reading this right….I said we decided to BAG THE CAMPING GEAR!

Ok, I’ll pause here for most folks to either stop laughing or finish saying “I told you that camping gear would never be used”! Honestly, after loading each bike with one bag for camping gear and another bag for clothes, we both looked at each other and said either the camping equipment or clothes/HBA’s (Health & Beauty Aids) need to go. For those of you that know us well, it was a no brainer that the camping equipment would be nixed.

By the time we finally left the house it was after noontime. So after traveling less than 10 miles we were hungry and stopped for lunch in Milford, NH. After lunch, we were heading over the mountain towards Peterborough and it was becoming increasingly cold, windy, and rainy (Cindy’s favorite – NOT!). We anticipate riding in each of these conditions throughout our trip but having all three on Day 1 was not a good sign. We were less than 1 hour from home and the extended forecast starting tomorrow was warm and sunny. So long story short, these two candy ass gals retreated to the warmth and comfort of their home, vowing to get an exceptionally early start Friday morning….and we did!

So Take Two – we did actually leave the house by 9:30 a.m. (that is a record for Sharie Lynn). Great ride to Windsor, CT via Rt. 101 to Rt. 202. Arrived at our friends Darlene & Denise’s house to find cold Beck’s in refrig….nothing could be finer! Excellent Chinese food and watching the Red Sox vs. the Yankees on TV capped off the first REAL day of our trip!

That’s all for now…

Cin & Shar

The Eagles Have Landed in Windsor CT!!!


  1. You guys are too funny! I wish I had voted different in the poll now. I was giving you all the benefit of the doubt.... ah well :)

  2. Well we know I was right on with my vote. I'm sure some of the camping gear will get used. Good to see you made it out of NH. Now you need to get out of NE. Be Safe

    P.S. Trip Pole

    How far will they go???

  3. I haven't stopped laughing yet about the camping gear -- are you still in CT? Remember if it doesn't have a 4 or 5 star, it's probably not the place for you. Happy trails. Betsy B

  4. Wouldn't a 'do over' in golf terms be a 'mulligan'