The half unpacked panniers are still sitting by the door. The bikes have resumed their usual place in the living room, still wearing traces of the mud that contributed to a bailout on the C & O Canal trail. Film waits patiently on the coffee table for development. My legs have improved from sore to merely stuff, but I still drop off to sleep instead of staying awake watching TV on the couch.
Welcome to the post tour lazy.
In retrospect there were things that could have gone better. We didn’t have enough time. That got worse when mechanical issues surfaced. But we’d planned and postponed this tour so many times. Deaths in the family, hospitalizations, everything conspired to stop this from happening. We went anyway, on one level just as an act of defiance. It was worth it. We didn’t get the experience I wanted, but I’m glad we got the experience we did.
We’ll go back some day to complete the C & O. I still want the pretty parts. And in spite of our first segment on Amtrak, Stephanie likes train travel enough to give it a second try.
The Post-Tour Lazies- Tour Tales