View Full Version : We're OFF - to the ends of the earth!

nancy sv
06-07-2008, 06:55 AM
This is it - we're off!! We actually fly out on Sunday, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get back here tomorrow with all the last minute preparations, so I thought I'd say goodbye tonight.

For those of you who don't know - we are taking off to ride our bikes from Alaska to Argentina. It's just the four of us - me, my husband, and our 10-year-old twin boys. You can read about our journey at www.familyonbikes.org (http://www.familyonbikes.org)

I'm really, really, really nervous about getting on the plane - that tandem box is so big! I've spent hours and hours on the phone talking with travel agents and the airline customer service reps and they assure me the bike can go on - but I won't believe it until it's actually on there. And we've also got a whole bucketful of flights to get up there, so I hope nothing gets lost or damaged in transit.

Anyway, if you would send up prayers and good thoughts on Sunday and Monday while we're in transit, I'd really appreciate it!

Once we leave here, we will be totally out of contact with the world until we arrive in Fairbanks around the last week in June. We'll post to our blog to let people know we've arrived as soon as we arrive. You can follow along with us at www.familyonbikes.org/blog (http://www.familyonbikes.org/blog)

Happy Trails!!

06-07-2008, 07:01 AM
Good luck! Have fun!

06-07-2008, 07:01 AM
May blessings flow each mile of your trip, health be your best buddy, and angels be all about you for security. May your encounters be only of the best kind.
You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love to you all.

nancy sv
06-07-2008, 07:07 AM
Thanks! I'm trying to get rid of that knot in the pit of my stomach, but it won't go away - I'm sure it'll be with me at least until I get on the plane!

06-07-2008, 07:08 AM
To infinity.... and beyond!!

I'm really jealous. Well, except for that bike riding part... :)

Have fun, be safe. Write when you can.

06-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Best wishes for the trip. Keep safe!

06-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Have a nice trip. That looks like so much fun!

06-07-2008, 04:44 PM
Wow. Too cool! Have a nice trip and a safe journey!

nancy sv
06-07-2008, 05:22 PM
Thanks everyone! We leave home in 27 hours - not to return again for 2 1/2 years!!

Susan Lanigan
06-07-2008, 06:40 PM
Wow! The very best of luck to you and your family Nancy.

06-08-2008, 04:44 AM
Happy Trails, Nancy! I'll certainly be following your blog!

nancy sv
06-08-2008, 05:14 AM
Thanks! The clock is ticking - and the time is flying away. I'm getting more nervous by the minute.

06-08-2008, 07:23 AM
Thanks everyone! We leave home in 27 hours - not to return again for 2 1/2 years!!

Wow! Who gets to cut the grass when you get back?

Seriously, sounds like a wonderful adventure. I'll follow your journey from the air-conditioned comfort of my office. All the best. You and your family will be in my prayers - I don't know about the whole 2 1/2 years, but from time to time.


06-08-2008, 07:48 AM
Soooo cool. 2.5 years is a long time!!! I wish you well on the start of your trip and I'll be checking in to read your blog as well!

06-08-2008, 05:14 PM
Cool! Have fun, and good luck.

*Green eyes*

06-08-2008, 06:34 PM
What an amazing adventure for you and your family. Stay safe, learn a lot, have much fun, and check in with us whenever you can.

And don't forget to turn off the iron when you leave the house.