Three Years Ago Today

Three Years Ago Today

Last Friday, I sat down to my morning routine of writing in my journal, and as I penned the date, realized we were only three days away from the anniversary of our departure on the Tour. Well, what merits a blog post more than that? So here it is, a tribute...
Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Now that we’re mostly settled into our new home, I wanted to share about the official moving experience we had about three weeks ago. For those of you who have talked to us, you might have known that we lived in our lovely little new rental home for a solid...
Future Expansion of Garths on Tour

Future Expansion of Garths on Tour

Well, we’ve made if facebook official, and thought it high time we post something on the blog about the BABY we are expecting come December! We are completely thrilled about growing our family, and are thankful for all the love and supportive words people have offered over the past few...
We Made the Move!

We Made the Move!

It’s been a busy month of June! At the beginning of the month, we announced our upcoming move and Dave’s job offer. After that, blogging took a backseat as we began tying up loose ends from our temporary life in Nashville, which included saying farewell to many friends, finishing up...
Job and Life Update!

Job and Life Update!

Well everyone, we have news to share at last! Our transitional stage is finally coming to an end, and we are excited about moving into the next season of our post-tour life. First of all–we are moving! Back to Alabama we go! Dave has just accepted a great mechanical engineering...
Dutch Treats: A Visit from Louis

Dutch Treats: A Visit from Louis

As I begin to write this post this evening, I am overwhelmed as I reflect on the gift of the relationships we developed on our World Tour. It truly is the best part of the traveling. I just read a few of the comments on our blog, one from our French...
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It's Bike to Work Month!

It’s Bike to Work Month!

That’s right! May is National Bike Month (or Bike to Work month, as many call it). So here’s my challenge to myself for the month: My goal is to ride my bike 90 percent of the times I go to work this month. I would say 100 percent, but I want to give myself a grace...
Seeing the World Differently

Seeing the World Differently

Last week, a friend and I made a two-hour road trip to visit another of our friends from college . It was a particularly windy day, as storms were brewing off to our west. Even from the comfort of her minivan, we could feel some of the impact from the heavy headwind into which we...
Our Relationship with REI

Our Relationship with REI

REI. It’s a place that has become more and more a part of our lives over the years, and this week, we want to devote a blog post to its awesomeness. Our relationship with REI goes back almost as long as our relationship with each other. The first time we visited Dave’s parents for a...
The Five-Year Mark

The Five-Year Mark

Five years! That’s right, this week Dave and I celebrated five years of marriage. What a gift! If you’ve read our blog for very long, you’ve heard us say this before, but seriously…  one of the best parts of the two-year bike tour was all the quality time we had together. How many couples have...
A Concert and Thoughts on Life

A Concert and Thoughts on Life

My blogging has, unfortunately, slipped to bi-weekly at best. I am going to work to improve that! But I have been wanting to share for a couple of weeks now about the Steven Curtis Chapman concert we attended here in Nashville at the end of February. We got the tickets to the concert as a...
Gear Review, Part 3

Gear Review, Part 3

Time for the third round of reviewing our gear and equipment! This week I’m discussing some of our clothing items and relevant accessories. In the previous weeks I reviewed the bikes and their accessories, as well as the bulk of our camping gear. Please note:  there is almost no way for me to review every...