I had a super time here in America. The bicycle tour from Portland to Death Valley was my super dream bicycle tour. I heard “your living the dream” multiple times from the people I met. I feel lucky, at 62 that I’m healthy and have the motivation to continually seek adventure. I also did the bike tour to reaffirm my choice to move to the EU. No question about it, the EU’s social & economic values are more representative of my values.
I have so many thoughts about what I saw while biking through Oregon and California. Since high school the environment has always been a major concern (religion) to me. I was proudly recycling bottles & cans back in 1972. Back then my Dad told me it was cheaper and easier to just throw them away, as he was throwing a beer bottle into the garbage. 46 years later lots of America’s still have that attitude. The worlds resources are just for them to use once and toss into the garbage.
I stayed 2 nights in a hotel in 29 Palms. I’ve camped for 4 months and have only stayed in a hotel 3 nights and 10 nights in hostels. It’s Thanksgiving and the traffic is horrible. 99% of California drivers are super polite, but it only takes one to make me feel unsafe.
The weather has been as great as advertised. I didn’t ride far, only 34 miles, but it was up ALL day, killed me. Again, maybe 10 cars, and a few trucks, all day.
I’ve been to Anza Borrego Springs desert 4 or 5 times. I finally witnessed a Big Horn Sheep walking through the campground. I hiked up Palm Canyon, an oasis in desert where a spring sustains palm trees & wildlife. Anza Borrego the town has this great 60’s feel, especially Carlees Steak House. There are lots of jeeps here, (tearing up the desert).
ARLENE AND KIETH
KIETH WAS ONE OF MY FIRST EMPLOYEES OVER 30 YEARS AGO!