4) Final Preparations

posted Apr 19, 2012, 4:40 PM by Ali Burke   [ updated May 9, 2012, 9:11 AM ]

Tomorrow is the last weekday before we take off, then the weekend...then we go!

Today we compiled everything that we will be bringing with us in one room...as you can see above it is a lot of stuff.  Somehow it will all fit on our bikes.   I think that we have had too long to think about the trip and everything that we want to bring, there are just too many cool things to bring on a bike trip... alas we might need to down-size even more.   We'll put it all onto our bikes in the next day or two...

The past week has been a whirlwind.  Packing up all of our stuff... of which we had far too much.  It really was quite amazing to see how much we have that we did not use, need, or even like...  We also sold a lot of things and gave away even more...  Glenn also had a silent auction to sell of his mobiles (check out his website: Glenn's Mobiles, and we had a little farewell party.  Then, I took off to Kingston with the car to leave it there for the next year or two...

So now, we are sleeping on our thermarests in our empty apartment, and itching to go! Glenn has one more day of work left, and we have a little more to take care of, and some more goodbyes to say...then we will be pedalling into the sunshine.....although right now they are forecasting a high of 4 degrees and rain our departure day...ick.