Day 40 – Almost There

It’s official, ladies and gentlemen. Our 2010 bicycle riding has concluded. With ACC now chowing down on fish tacos and working on their non-biker tans at the beach in San Diego, and (as of about ten minutes ago) both of our Pacific Coast groups over the Golden Gate, we are calling it a wrap! The ACC gang has already boxed up their bikes and shipped them home — then they were driving (??) over to the beach this afternoon. The PC groups will be, to borrow a bit of today’s vernacular, maxin’ and relaxin’ in San Francisco for the rest of their time together over the next couple of days. Kevin is in San Francisco right now — taking pictures of the groups with a very talented photographer buddy of his. He did send me one shot of Alex and Lidia’s group posing on the northern end of the Golden Gate (he also told me that it was 54 degrees on the bridge at noon today…)

Our Northwest Explorers are about to wrap it up, too. They came off the water today after a nine-mile paddle early this morning and were looking forward to some quality napping time in the van on their way south towards Seattle. They’ll be exploring the big city tomorrow — a bit of a change from the pebbly beaches and pine forests they’ve been calling home for the better part of the last three weeks.

Tomorrow night’s post will be the last official post of the summer — it has been a remarkable summer and I’m sure we’ll put up some sort of retrospective in the near future. In the meantime, though, thanks very much to all of you who have supported the kids and leaders on our trips this summer. It has been our most successful summer yet — filled with great kids, outstanding leaders, stunning vistas, a pretty absurd amount of peanut butter, and more memories than we could ever record here!