I’ve updated my blog in preparation for our imminent move to New Zealand. The old stuff is over here. However we are not quite out of the country yet and we managed to escape to sunny Florida for Thanksgiving to see a lot of family. This year we skipped the rental car and just rented a tandem bicycle at the local shop. Most of the area is pretty bicycle friendly, flat with some nice rails to trails. Our longest ride was about twenty five miles from Venice to Longboat Key and we encountered some more aggressive Florida drivers and when we got off the busy roads we sometimes encountered blockages that don’t show up on Google maps.
The day before Thanksgiving we had everyone over to our place on Casey Key and served sandwiches that we transported on the tandem, along with beer and other stuff!
Now we are back in Portland and trying to figure out how to take our bikes and other important stuff to New Zealand.