Le Grand Depart

Day 1: And they’re off!

46 miles

Our first day on the open road! We departed my parents’ house under hot, humid, sunny skies, with the goal being Timonium, MD, a bit north of Baltimore. For most of our trip we will be using the Adventure Cycling Association’s mapped routes. Although the ACA’s Atlantic Coast Route does go through Baltimore, we elected to follow the East Coast Greenway (ECG) through Charm City for this first leg. The ECG is another Atlantic coastal bicycling route that happens to pass close to my parents’ house near Annapolis, MD and we could access it easily on local roads directly from their house. So at 9:30am we rolled down the driveway and set out for Baltimore and beyond.

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Day 0: Counting Down!

Have you been wondering when we’re hitting the road? Well, wait no longer! Tomorrow is the first day of our new lives as travelling cyclists. Tonight we are at Caroline’s parents’ house outside of Annapolis, Maryland. We arrived here yesterday after spending a week in Columbus, Ohio at Caroline’s sister’s house. We spent a week there because our cat will be living with Caroline’s sister while we’re gone. We wanted to make sure our cat was settling in comfortably before we said goodbye to him. Thankfully our cat seems more accepting of the change than we had feared. The last couple days he even seemed to be tolerating the presence of her sister’s dog.

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