Welcome to Kick Up Some Dust!
We’re a husband and wife who are ready to kick up some dust by biking across the country. That is, Mark will be doing the biking and Jane will be pulling the trailer and doing a “little” biking on the side and some hiking too.
Along the way we hope to slow down and explore all the side roads and little towns we’ve never had time to do before (that Jane always wanted to do and Mark not so much).
This trip is a bucket-list item for Mark. You see, it kind of runs in the family.
It Runs or Bikes in the Family
Mark’s brother Steve biked from Indiana to San Diego when he was 19 years old. Our son Jesse walked across America from California to Florida in 2011 when he was 19 years old and then biked from Indiana to Denver. Jesse’s trip was a fundraiser to
raise money for the burn unit at Riley Hospital, where he was briefly a patient.
And Mark will be biking from Florida to Portland when he is 55 years old. Just a few years later than the other two, but better late than never. Actually, it’s the perfect time. We’re empty nesters, so our little kids have grown up. Jesse and our daughter, Amber, are both in their 20s.
We’ve been saving for this trip for years, and Mark is making a career change, so we figured this is our chance to kick up some dust. I will continue to work from the road as a freelance writer and certified aromatherapist.
For the next 30 days I will be chilling, I mean working in Bonita Springs, Florida, while Mark trains. We’ll be posting updates during this time, showing some pics of how we are planning on pulling all this off. Only time will tell if it works out. Our departure date from Florida is scheduled for April 15, 2017, and we can’t wait to get going.
Thanks for being along for the journey. And remember, no matter where you are …
Kick up some of your own dust!