The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

One big world, 2 bikes, 6 grandchildren many postcards…


Bicycle USA 2015 Summary

It’s been a few weeks since we returned from our bicycle trip in the States, so we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what was an eventful, emotional and enthalling 1,100 mile journey.   As you may know, the trip began in Memphis. Our quest was to complete the wonderful Mississippi River Trail. On… Read More

Goodbye Mississippi

Sunday would be the day we say goodbye to the Mississippi River. It was spitting with rain as we decamped. By the time we were ready to go, the thunder and lightening was getting ever closer, so we just made it to the park shelter in time before the heavens opened. We were sharing the… Read More

Final Four States

This past week on the Mississippi River Trail has seen us visit the final four states of ten that the great river flows through. From Tennessee, across Kentucky, a quick hop into Illinois and finally into Missouri, yet the journey continues. From Covington, we cycled 45 miles along rolling countryside and we knew there was… Read More

Goodbye Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee recently bade farewell to the legend that was B B King. It must have been a very emotional moment as the ‘main man’ had epitomised Memphis as the music capital of the USA. We had soaked up all that is best of the Bluff City, but now it was our turn to bid… Read More

Welcome to Memphis

We’re back! Memphis, Tennessee. Now we are ready to embark on completing our Mississippi River Trail bicycle trip. Travelling to the USA via Chicago O’Hare we were given the most welcoming and friendliest of greetings by the Immigration Officer. As it would have cost $150 each to fly our bikes down to Memphis, we pre-ordered… Read More

Mississippi River Trail

These tatty maps and Bob Robinson’s book are ready for take off again. After some quality time off bikes with our grandchildren, we have some unfinished business starting in June to complete the Mississippi River Trail. It has been a fragmented journey over a number of years. Firstly, Tallahassee to New Orleans, then upstream ‘old… Read More