When we planned this big bike ride, we worked it around some time with extended family. Both of Kait’s grandparents live in the Pacific Northwest, and over the last couple of days, we’ve been able to meet and catch up with them. We don’t see them very often, since we live 2 time-zones away, so such encounters are intentional and meaningful.
It’s also nice to eat in restaurants for a change. A little civilization never hurt anyone.