When Derek and I moved to Bend 15 years ago I’d never seen the house we were moving into. I’d been working full time at a Fortune 500 company and racing mountain bikes professionally, which meant I used all my vacation time to go to races. So, Derek traveled to Bend and bought a house without me.
Our life in Bend was awesome! Our house downtown was 5 blocks from work, breweries, restaurants, the river…We spent all our spare time mountain biking, skate skiing, hanging out with friends, and being happy. We wanted more.
Flash forward, yesterday we completed our first day as full time rvers. We plan to spend more time riding bikes, hiking, and exploring our country. Hopefully we will meet people when we’re out and about, get to talking, and learn about must-see places. So if you’ve got ideas, shoot em too us.
Today we toured Fort Churchill State Historic Park, which was an Army fort and a waystation on the Pony Express back in 1860. I didn’t know that the Pony Express operated for such a short period of time at just 18 months. It took riders 10 days to get mail from the Atlantic to the Pacific before the telegraph put it out of business. According to the sign, there were 650,000 rides with only 1 death. Amazing really.