May 15 - 20, 2013...Oz to San Francisco...then onto Asia

Since I will not be able to ride my bike safely until some time in July the plan is to ship the bikes onto our next riding destination, and take a break somewhere warm!

We cleaned the bikes and sorted through our gear in preparation for them to be crated.  I was definitely feeling handicapped!  My right arm does not have lifting strength, and my left thumb is somewhat frozen in this screwy position, so I fumbled around being limited help!  We finally got it done, loaded the bikes onto the trailer and headed to the shipping company for them to be created.  We decided to ship the bikes to Vancouver because it was cheaper than shipping them to Anchorage.  Vancouver's custom and immigration procedures were known to be less cumbersome than U.S, Alaska's or Washington's reputation.  

It has been decided we will take a break in Asia and backpack around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.  First we need to make a quick stop over in San Francisco and surprise our youngest son Christopher, at his graduation from the Fire Academy!

  

A quick stop over in Frisco...probably one of the most photographed bridges, The Golden Gate...it never gets old!

A quick stop over in Frisco...probably one of the most photographed bridges, The Golden Gate...it never gets old!

  Fire Academy Graduation

 Fire Academy Graduation

Congratulations Ray & Christopher! 

Congratulations Ray & Christopher! 

Proud parents!  

Proud parents! 

  Godspeed Christopher!

 Godspeed Christopher!