Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bike to Piedmont County line (33.38 miles)

After two days of blistering heat all across Oklahoma, we finally got some seasonable weather today (high of 79F), so I had no choice but to hit the road. Plus there was the small matter of wanting to work off … Continue reading

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More bike explorations in Edmond (26.8 miles)

Improvised again on the bike today. This strategy paid off as I discovered a network of bike paths that don’t show up on google maps bike view yet. (I submitted a ticket, so hopefully it will be added soon). The … Continue reading

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Church, bike ride, and dinner with Grandma

Had quite a busy day, starting off with the late morning service at church, followed by a community lunch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church charter. Oddly enough, Louis was the youngest signatory of the initial charter, at … Continue reading

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Seeing more folks

The evenings in Oklahoma have been quite chilly (mid to high 50s), so I took advantage of the early morning cool air by taking a barefoot walk around the neighborhood. Walked by at least four garage sales (or tag sales, … Continue reading

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Grayson, KY to Sullivan, MO (494 miles)

I don’t think I’ve fully caught up with the huge distance we covered today. I passed through three states I’d never seen before (Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri), made my first on-land crossing of the Mississippi river, and my first on-land … Continue reading

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Bethesda, MD to Grayson, KY (412 miles)

We’re taking three days to drive to Oklahoma to see Louis’s parents, so today marked day one. The route (google map) took us through the Shenandoah Valley on Route 66, through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, and about 20 … Continue reading

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Lonesome Lake, Franconia Notch State Park, NH

Today we did a short but challenging hike up to Lonesome Lake, and then further up to Cannon Mountain (4099′). Total distance 5.5 miles with 2621 feet of ascent. This was the first hike in which we brought along a … Continue reading

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Russel Pond Campground, Franconia Notch, NH

The next day we got up and had a massive breakfast of eggs and blueberry-apple pie. Yum! B and J had to leave to do some tending of the wedding site, so we stuck around for a while to shower … Continue reading

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BBQ, Bonfire, and Baby

Today we paid a visit to some friends who live further south in New Hampshire (they do have names and a more exact location, but I’m being vague since this is a public blog). B and J are the mother … Continue reading

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Exhaustion

Took the day off from hiking and caught up on some reading, emailing, and laundry. I’m writing this post 7 days after the fact, and have since finished two books I was working on: Deep Survival, by Laurence Gonzales. This … Continue reading

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Mount Washington via Lion’s Head trail

Today the stars aligned for me to hike Mount Washington. For some unimaginable reason, I hadn’t even been gunning for this peak, despite its known awesomeness and the fact that I may not be back to the White Mountains for … Continue reading

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