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Mom Is Doing Well

I've had some readers ask recently how my mom is doing since I published Supporting Parents with Alzheimer's. It was a little more than two years ago when we moved Mom to Alberta. The book was written from our experience of the early days with Mom. Since then, Mom and I have done...
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Filling the Void

I've been in a bit of a fog since I returned from the bike trip. It was hard me to feel normal after being on the road for three months. In a way, life was easier bicycling across Canada. Every day, my main focus was "travel east." Returning home meant my focus was divided into all...
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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month

When I returned home, I was excited to see my mom. Her memory is a little worse, but she's still doing well. I've printed all my updated blog entries and put them in a binder. Mom can now read about the bicycle journey and see the pictures. Mom loves to live vicariously through my adventures! It's...
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Updates

During my Rest Days in St. John's, I managed to get down to the pier to see the Terry Fox memorial, close to the place where he dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic to start his journey. I love the quote on the wall behind him: "I just wish people would realize that anything...
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Stats and Other Random Stuff

I'm a little bit of a numbers nerd so I figured out some interesting stats about our trip. For one, I discovered my numbering of my days of biking was wrong on all my blog entries starting at Manning Park (which I have since corrected). Day 5 was actually a Rest Day because we got...
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In Memory of Luke Sell

This blog entry is dedicated to a friend, Luke Sell, who passed away earlier this week. At the beginning of our bike trip, Luke graciously opened up his home to us, and he didn't mind that we took over his dining room with our bike gear. For the days we stayed in his home, he never...
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Final Post … For Now!

Knowing that I didn't have to wake up early and get on the road made for a great sleep! I was able to do laundry, clean out my bags, and feel relaxed this morning. This afternoon I went to Chapters to do a book signing. The manager, Debbie, treated me like a princess! Debbie is a...
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Day 76: Sunday, August 25

We woke up to find big black slugs crawling on our tents. Seems fitting to have slug juice on our stuff from our last night of rogue camping! Our last day on the road was not easy. It was overcast and chilly, there were lots of hills, and there were no places to stop for food...
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Day 75: Saturday, August 24

We woke up at 6 a.m. in hopes of beating the wind; instead, we got cold rain. In Clarenville we stopped at Tim Horton's to get some hot coffee. We met Elliott. He travelled with a friend a couple of years ago by bicycle from St. John's to Toronto. He wants to travel across all...
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