Day 39 – Auspiciousness

Any regular reader of our humble little blog knows that today is the big day. As I type, our cross-country riders have seen the ocean, have felt the misty breeze blowing up from the coast and into Poway and Ramona, and are right now snaking down through El Cajon’s urban jungle. They’re likely overwhelmed by the sheer number of cars and traffic lights, but the euphoria and endorphins popping like popcorn on a hot griddle more than makes up for any urban angst they’re feeling. They should be at the beach within the next hour and a half or so! If someone is able to send me a shot from the beach we’ll be sure to get it posted

Day 38 – West Coast Style

All of the action is now officially on the West Coast for Apogee. With a mere five days left, our groups are squeezing every last drop out of their trips before the sun drops into the Pacific on Saturday. Rather remarkably, we’ve heard from all four groups in the last 24 hours. Both of our Pacific Coast trips are doing great. Lidia and Alex were in Gualala, CA for lunch today, which appears to be just the sort of Northern California sea-side village that so many of us dream of during board meetings and traffic jams. Rachel and Sam checked in last night; they, too, are doing remarkably well — now less than 100 miles from San Francisco. Neither sent me any pictures today, I regret to say — I believe there are camera issues with both groups. We’ll try to get something out of them before they wrap it up, though!

Day 37 – Quick Update

A very quick update for you from the field today, friends. Our very last Cape trips of the summer wrapped up this morning in Boston. I had the privilege of being down there to say hi to a few families and to ride back with our leaders. Not only did I get to listen to all of the Top 40 they had been singing with their kids for the last couple of weeks, but I also got to hear some fantastic stories from their time on the Cape. Even after doing this trip three times this summer, each of our leaders continued to have a great time with their kids and with their trips.

Day 37 – Quiet Sunday?

A quietish Sunday across the Apogee Empire today — folks were touring Fenway park, walking the Charles River, spotting otters from kayaks in Mendocino, escaping from forest fires in the Cascades, and riding 110 miles across the Mojave. Pretty quiet, right?