I have gotten the message from both Mom & Dad that you won't be able to come to Arizona this October.
So . . . . I have made plans to come to Ohio. I'll be arriving in Cincinnati on the 23rd & flying back on October 2nd. That will let me be there 1 week – not counting the days I come & go.
Also that way I'll only have to take off 4 days – by working the weekend before & weekend after I get back (I like the flexibility of my job).
I have registered for a bike ride in West Milton, Ohio on the 27th. That is near Dayton – actually the other side – near Greenville, Ohio. I've been doing about 50-60 miles a day on the exercise bike – getting ready. That is about 1 hour every morning & 1 hour at night. Sid will be here tomorrow night – his daughter Sara from Massachusetts & her son Johnathan have been traveling with him. they were in Salt Lake city, Utah a few days ago. Sid calls every other day.
He has been REAL PLEASED about the gas mileage – about 12 miles per gallon. Last year with the old truck sometimes it was as low as 4 to 5 miles per gallon. With gas prices being so low this is a great year to be out with the trailer! We are going to go away the weekend of Sept. 13th – either to Northern Arizona or maybe to Tucson.
I don't think I told the folks that I'm back in College this fall – only taking 1 class on BICYCLING – Sid just laughs when I talk to him about it – that you get credit for such a class! It will cover proper techniques, how to do repairs, etc.
I had a nice note from Ella & Cy Lippmann –– I had sent them several postcards from various trips & they thanked me & told us to stop in & see them.
OH! As part of my bike class at school – the last weekend we will go on a 2 day – 120 mile bike ride! Thank goodness it will be much cooler here in December!
While I'm on my exercise bike I'm able to read and / or watch T.V. The time goes pretty fast! It's got a book stand right on the bike – along with a light & a speaker for radio or television. Sid fixed it all up for me. I've also got a place to put a BIG DRINK – I'll have to get my picture taken on it sometime!
See you in a month!
P.S. – If you want to you can come to Arizona next year.