It’s Election Day 2020 and I’m stressed and anxious. We have been on the west coast for almost 7 weeks and we head home a week from today. Hopefully we’ll know the results of the election by then.
We spend our time riding, walking and reading. Although we have had a few socially distant visits with friends, for the most part we are alone (but together).
We celebrated Roger’s birthday with ice cream and a drone.
We passed 5000 miles on the bike for the fifth year in a row – and could possibly hit 6000 before we leave here, but most definitely should before the end of this (miserable) year.
The weather has been amazing. Not a drop of rain, great for cyclists but not so great for fighting or preventing fires. The air had been dirty because of the fires north of Los Angeles right before we arrived in mid September. About a week ago, Santa Ana winds kicked up a brush fire in Irvine which quickly got out of control. We are about 15 miles away, but the air was smoky and the air quality warnings kept us off our tandem for a few days.
The only “good” outcome from having fires is interesting sunsets and we’ve had more than a few of those.
We weren’t originally planning to be here through Halloween because we had tandem rally plans, but like everyone else the pandemic wiped our dance card clean for the fall and we celebrated here in beautiful Orange County. Roger made a candy chute which was great fun for us and for the thirty or so kids who were out trick-or-treating.
Halloween was a warm beautiful night with a stunning sunset followed by an awesome full moon (sorry, no photo).
We hope our readers are safe and sound and you all find a way to celebrate the holidays. We look forward to moving on from 2020 and wish everyone better days ahead.