Just got back from a 1 week trip taking and leaving my son's extra wheel chair van from Denver to San Francisco followed by another week of cruising to Alaska from Seattle.
I bought a couple of one-step-up department store bikes on CL for my wife and me to take with us on the trip to SF, and we rode in several towns and in SF along the way. I gave the bikes to a young BFN member college student in SF, and hope he is able to use them - or else trade them or something.
On our cruise, we were able to do some bike riding in Skagway, and a rain forest hike in Ketchikan. Great cruise, by-the-way, and the AK weather was wonderful. We saw about 40 whales. It does add up to a pretty penny once you get everything paid for. ALmost the cost of a decent bike!! However, a portion of it (about 65%)was a present from our son and daughter-in-law.
I was also able to do lap swimming almost everyday - including a very nice pool on the ship, where I was the only swimmer every morning at 5:00 am.
So, back to the humdrum of everyday retired life in Denver!! We have very high winds today (50 mph), so no riding today. But I will swim today.
Life is a B I T C H!!