Our last day of cycling on the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route was a short one. We left Coronado this morning after a breakfast at Clayton’s Coffee Shop – a folksy, old-timey American diner that has been in Coronado since the 1940’s. (We also bought our celebratory cinnamon bun there for later consumption). The Silver Strand Bikeway is a well-paved trail that connects Coronado Island with the Imperial Beach, passing by several military installations along the way.
(A Naval Amphibious Base where the SEALS train and Lincoln Military Housing – also a Naval Air Station is located on the northwest portion of the island).
Once we reached Imperial Beach we only had about 8 more miles to cycle to reach the US/Mexico border at the end of our route.
Those last few miles were reflective as we both thought about the last 1900 miles we had traveled. We’ve met many cyclists, traveled across many bridges, climbed many, many hills, had one flat tire, one broken seat, one broken gear cable and two sets of brakes changed (from all those hills we had to descend.) Those of you following on Facebook know that we also celebrated 47 years of marriage today and I can’t think of a better way to “be together” – Just like our trip, we have had our challenges over the years, but the good times sure outweigh the bad and the products of these years together – our three unique and wonderful kids are the best things that happened for us. We love you, Kristi, Trip, and Kate. Thanks for supporting us and encouraging us to take on the challenges of triathlons, 1/2 marathons, cycling the PCH, kayaking, engine repairs, house repairs, sharing you kids and dogs with us and celebrating with us. WE ARE FAMILY!