Sunday, July 31, 2011

26 Days

That's all we have left until takeoff. So super excited. Like can't-hardly-wait-need-something-productive-to-do excited. The garage is becoming quite empty as we put things into a storage building. And there isn't much left in the house. This is crazy because for so long we kept saying, "We're going on an epic cross-country bike trip next year" and now we say "We're leaving for an epic crazy cross-country bike tour in just over 3 weeks." We are so so ready for this.

We all kind of have slightly different goals for this trip. Because I'm really not doing a lot of riding, I'mplanning on shopping. Lots of shopping. I have sold or donated almost all my clothes so I can shop from Maine to Florida! I'm also doing a research project with my school, the University of North Texas. I'm very excited about this opportunity to get college credit for our trip. As a friend told me, "Only a homeschooler would turn a vacation into a school project!"

Anyway, this is my first but not last blog post. I'll be posting lots of pictures of the amazing sights along the East Coast. Until then, peace out.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Video ideas

So today we've been brainstorming some video ideas for the trip. One of the funnier ideas is to videotape the copious and varied foods that katie will be eating and set to Weird Al's "EAT IT".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Since we will riding all the time I am going to be eating alot.. 6000+ calories a day, actually.
So, I just thought I would share a list of some of the things I plan on eating during our trip. :)
  • Pizza. Definitely going to be eating pizza.
  • Pie- Cherry pie, Apple Pie, and if I can find pumpkin pie!
  • Cheesecake.
  • I think I might stick a jar of Peanut Butter and a spoon on the back of my bike. In case I get hungry.
  • Lots of granola bars and crackers.
  • I really hope there are Taco Bells on the east coast.
  • We will be eating alot of sandwiches.

That's all I can think of right now. and yes, i know that list doesn't include Clam Chowder or key lime pie, but honestly I don't like key lime and I don't think I want to try clam chowder. I'll leave that for my dad. :)


Monday, July 25, 2011

only a month to go

With just over a month left before we head out, I've been thinking of all I still need to do:
Get a storage building for our stuff
Finish packing our stuff
Move the stuff :)
Decide what clothes I am bringing
Do a trial packing run on the truck
Get a p.o. box for my mail
and more.
oh yea, and pick up Ruby from the airport. can't forget that, lol.
Lots to do to put everything in order before we head out on the road. Can't wait until we can make some actual bike blog posts.
On that note, We did get in some riding this weekend despite the heat. That and some nice cool lake water to swim in made for a good weekend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single, "Are we there yet?"

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tent Shopping

Last weekend we went tent shopping since we sold our old tents in the garage sale. I wanted a really cool pop-up tent -You know, One that you just throw and it pops up- But they are only available in Europe. : (
Here's what we ended up with..
Coleman Instant Tent for Mom and Dad. (Almost a pop-up.. but not as cool)
and we got a couple of these smaller Eagle Camp Crystal Canyon tents for Taylor, Ruby and I.
Also, Have you ever heard of Vapur water bottles? They're "Anti-Bottles" They roll up when empty and stand when full. I got me a pink one. :)
Later, -Katie
p.s. (Only 48 days until we leave!!)