Babymoon in Asheville

Babymoon in Asheville

Well, Baby Garth will be here before we know it–in less than two months’ time we should be holding our little one! So we wanted to take advantage of our last season of travel minus children. We decided to head to Asheville, North Carolina, for an extended weekend of enjoying...
One Year Later: A Look Back

One Year Later: A Look Back

This day last year was a big one for us. We woke up in Kiesel Park in Auburn, just miles away from the triumphant finish of our two-year cycling journey. We were met by family and friends, some of whom rode in with us from Kiesel, others who met us...
Saving for Your Big Dream

Saving for Your Big Dream

Today is the day of departure for our friends Thomas and Estelle. (Check out their web site at intothewheel.com!) Thomas and Estelle were our Warmshowers hosts in Paris, and the few days we spent in their home ended up being one of the best hosting experiences we had over the...
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...
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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 my time working at REI,...
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 job offer extended by the...
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 friends who are preparing for...
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...