June 13 2014 Abbotsford Comfort Inn
The cycling has not yet begun however the trip has. I left my home in Calgary this morning at 6:18 Am and arrived here in Abbotsford at 4:48 PM local time. So the drive took 11.5 hr including a breakfast and lunch stop.
It was a pretty sad departure from Calgary this morning saying good bye to Agnes, Kurt and Ajax. Not just because I will not see them for the next to months but that was the last time I would be in that house. We have lived there for almost 27 years and it has been a great home. Agnes and I have spent most of our married life together in that house and we raised Kurt there. After the cycle trip is over I will be returning to the new house in Kelowna. This is going to be an exciting new chapter in our lives and I am looking forward to it.
I am driving down with Calgary Ken and his son in their van. Ken’s son is going to drop us off tomorrow in Everett WA where we will join the Cycle America tour and the rest of the Chain Gang (Calgary Ken, Jos, Earnie,Tom,Texas Ken, Ed & myself). I have ridden with this crew several times before and you could not find a better crew any where to ride with. It should be a great trip.
So here is a map of our route across the US.