Thursday, February 23, 2006

Back at the Office

For all of you wondering who's really in charge around here, now you can see Jennifer hard at work at the office. When she's not on the phone answering one of your questions, she's sending out tour registration confirmation packets, paying the hotel bills, or keeping track of where our vans are on the map behind her.

Not only is she the greatest Office Manager a company could have, she's also my sister. We shared a bedroom growing up, so it's only appropriate that we share an office now. Sometimes her daughters stop by after a basketball practice. Sometimes our mother brings homemade soup for lunch.

I leave tomorrow to guide the Arizona Spring Training Tour and then head to San Diego to start the women off on the 3000 mile Cross Country tour to Jacksonville, Florida. So be kind to Jen, as she'll be the only one here for 3 weeks. But she'll get to have all the soup to herself.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Scouting Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard

We had to put the finishing touches on our new Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard tour, so I took the unseasonably warm weather last week and used it to drive the route we’ll use on the tour. Even on a dreary, gray day, the beach was inviting in its vastness, the lighthouse welcoming with its red and white light.

One of the best things about this tour is the bike paths. The island of Martha’s Vineyard is full of them and the Cape Cod Rail Trail winds through most of the Cape. Here is one of the beautiful paths we’ll be on, as it crosses salt ponds near Eastham.

We had only one bike between the two of us, so we didn’t get a whole lot of riding in. Instead, we headed north on the way home and went cross-country skiing. It’s snowing outside my window as I write this. My biking in New England will have to wait for a warmer day in June. I’m looking forward to the tour. It’s another one I get to lead, and it looks like it’s going to be a sell-out. Ahhh, spring can’t come too soon.