We enjoyed tickle fights, dance class, and school days with our granddaughters Phebee and Violette.
|Grandpa is outnumbered two to one in the tickle fight!|
They have been tracking our progress on a map in the hallway - every day Dana reads the blog and they mark the map to show where we have gotten. I am afraid there won't be much movement in the next few days!
|We've stalled out for a few days but will be on the road soon enough|
It is very hard to leave this place.
|View from Dana and Bernard's patio!|
Our little ballerinas are preparing for their spring show, which we unfortunately won't be able to see this year. The theme is based on Beatles music, and Phebee's class is dancing to "Blackbird." Guess who is the central blackbird! She is lithe and graceful - a delight to watch.
Violette's class is dancing to "All you need is love" and they are indeed, all you need! Just precious.
Our son-in-law, Bernard, is working from home this week so we have enjoyed a nice visit with him also.
Meanwhile, Roger has worked with the guys at Paco's Bike and Ski in Truckee to adapt the tandem to bar-end shifters. He's concerned about the wear on the STI shifters over the long haul of our trip, and wanted to ensure that he'd be able to take care of issues if they arose again. We also got a new bottom bracket in the front, and a new chain. It's looking like we can anticipate replacing the chain perhaps every 1000 miles. That's more frequently than under normal use, but hauling us and our gear is NOT normal use!
|Phebee rides with Grandpa|
|Going retro with the bar-ends!|
|Awesome service at Paco's!|