What started out as a mini vacation changed instantly. Just 2 weeks before our real road trip traveling vacation, our faithful car died . With our ELF recumbent bike nicely strapped into our trailer we were off to the mountains when the engine blew in our little old van. Some days, it just pays to… Continue reading Rethinking the vacation
I was trying to explain what it’s like with my Cochlear Implant, and since it’s almost Mother’s Day I came up with this analogy. I think it explains it well. Motherhood/Fatherhood vs the Cochlear Implant - It’s not going to be easy, but you kinda have to plan for the end results. I love my… Continue reading Life without hearing
Remind me once again why we thought pedaling to a campground at night after work, was a good idea. OMG the potholes! We bounced and tried to dodge as many potholes as possible, but we still had to stop a couple of times to temporarily fix the our lights. It wasn’t late, but it’s still… Continue reading So we went bike camping
This isn't about biking, but it is a journey and an adventure. I like adventures! So far it’s more like a rollercoaster ride. Two decades ago just 3 months after having baby #2, I stood up and a major bout of vertigo hit me hard. I dropped to the floor. I was holding my three… Continue reading I’m getting a Cochlear Implant “I Can Hear You Now”. Part 1
By: John Simpson Posted: 11/8/2018 3:00 AM Brandonites John Simpson and Laurel McLaughlin are pictured at the end of their journey, in Halifax earlier this year. In 1999, my wife Laurel McLaughlin and I crossed an item off of our shared bucket list. We pedalled our mountain bikes 8,045 kms from Vancouver, B.C. to St. John’s,… Continue reading Inspirational journey of a lifetime
This mornings pedal was nothing different then normal, but this afternoons was great. I stayed right with a 4x4 truck for almost 5 miles. Granted he took off faster and got to the signal before me, but we traveled thru town side by side. He started taking off faster and faster, each red light. But… Continue reading With a wave and a smile I kept pedaling!
Word has it that the county of San Diego is going to fill in the Gillespie Field Duck Pond. Nooooo! It’s not much, And it’s getting less of a pond and more of an eyesore with every day. It’s sandwiched inbetween Chemtronics and other manufacturers but it’s one of the last bits of nature in… Continue reading Save the Duck Pond
The spider decided to land right in the middle of my right side lens of my glasses.