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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The spiral notebook

Decades ago my Dad kept a small spiral notebook of every family adventure we took.  I still have them.  They date back to the late 1960's.  If the house was on fire, they would be one of the things I would grab.  My folks raised 6 kids on an iron worker's income and had the guts to take 6-8 weeks off with no pay and head to the far corners of North America.  Adventure was a priority.  This is one of the things I am most proud of about them.  My bicycle trip will be following in those tracks that were laid down for me a long time ago.