By Alice Honeywell

Biking from Oregon to Maine isn't any small feat, specially for 2 newly retired girls who hold every thing they want for 3 months, powered simply by way of the power in their legs and a hope for event. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to stick to their journey through bicycle around the usa, as they face hot sunlight, riding rain, buffeting winds, apparatus disasters, killer hills, wild fires, or even a deadly disease of grasshoppers.
    As Alice and Bobbi pedal alongside  their 3,600-mile trip, they attempt and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, adventure the mammoth and sundry beauties in their nation, and detect the demanding situations and delight of a scaled-down way of life. And, they come upon unfailing generosity from humans they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota girl for his or her safekeeping, to the supply of a home in Michigan, to invites for dinner and a spot to sleep at stops all alongside the best way. And there are incidents to snigger over, too, comparable to the bewildered lady who requested them, “Well, yet the place do you pack your dresses?”
    Ride besides Alice and Bobbi as they embody retirement with gusto and reside their dream.

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Most people must have been sleeping in on the holiday. We took the first exit after the bridge and immediately found a breakfast spot where we gorged ourselves once again. When people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they don’t get any argument from us. After breakfast, Alice finally caught up with Booth on the phone and learned that he had a doctor’s appointment for the following week. He maintained that it wasn’t an emergency even though his digestive system was not working well at all.

Uh, never mind. It’s nothing. ” “No, not yet. ” Then, “See? ” was internal, heard only inside the head of the loser as she scoured the area for her prized possession. Outwardly, all was as it should be. ” Some people have no need of the fifteen-minute rule, but neither of us could claim membership in that elite society. Leaving Walla Walla meant that not only was Oregon behind us, but we were almost through Washington and ready to tackle Idaho and the Bitterroot Range, that extreme challenge faced by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery in the fall of 1805.

Giggling, we 38 Oregon and Washington remounted our bikes, ready for the final push to Walla Walla. We decided that being able to appreciate the ridiculous was one of the requirements of successful long-distance cycling. It perked us up and diverted our attention from the rising heat as we speculated on who put the chair there and why. As we neared Walla Walla, the irrigated vineyards, orchards, and vegetable farms we had been passing gave way to huge onion fields. The road was dotted with produce stands, all selling Walla Walla onions.

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