Hello world! This is the beginning of our quest to seek out biking and kayaking combo trips in the US and Canada. (Sorry, Mexico, but we need ultra low sulfur diesel to fuel our Ruby Slipper.) Maybe in the near future we can expand our horizons to Mexico and beyond. We are a couple near retirement but not quite there yet, so our journeys will be short: 1-14 days. We live in Oregon so most trips less than 1 week duration will center around the Pacific northwest and CA. Our goal: to find opportunities to bike on Rail to Trails and similar non-motorized paths in combination with kayaking quiet rivers or picturesque lakes. I figure we’ll manage both upper and lower body fitness while having fun and discovering new places and friends in the process.
With each little adventure, we will share our discoveries, our trials and tribulations, and any tips and treasures we have learned along the way. I will post photos of our travels as well, once my digital camera and I come to accept each other. Matt and I(Pam) have a steep learning curve so you may find both humor and pathos in our commentary. I hope relevant comments and helpful advice from readers will add depth to our site as we learn and explore together.
next post: events leading to the creation and possession of The Ruby Slipper