Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
didn't start till 12:30 after ferry ride! Still managed 45 miles and even though we were short our goal by a few miles I am so proud of the kids today! The ride was beautiful with awesome views of rolling hills dotted with large trees that looked paintings. Horses, cows, goats, vineyards, olive and pear trees, battleship graveyard, and wonderful fragrant shrubs that lined the road were highlights of the trip! We rode great roads that were former highways along the new ones. Where we shared the roads with more cars, there were dedicated bike lanes! Great start to the journey!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Everyone loves the city! Meeting norm and Wayne soon for dinner. They
brought the bikes and gear from sacramento...huge help!!!
Bonus...meeting Anne S. Too...thanks to her we have this site to stay
in touch! Thank you to everyone who are so a part of this trip!!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
it with humor and gives a good pout for the camera behind the glass
Rebecca wears an insulin pump that delivers insulin through a catheter
that she changes every 3 days. This has been a great advancement for
the treatment of diabetes. Until this development, a person with
diabetes needed to stick to a strict schedule for eating and timing
for the multiple injections needed throughout the day. Not everyone
likes the idea of having something attached to their body 24/7. With
new long acting insulin those folks can simulate the pump by taking
quick acting insulin through needle injections every time they eat.
Either method requires careful calculation of carb intake and ratio of
insulin. For Rebecca, it is every 7 grams of carbs needs 1 unit of
insulin. This is referred to as a bolus dose. Her pump also delivers a
varied amount of insulin hourly, known as a basal dose. Others get
this through the long acting insulin.
Enough for tonight...it is almost 1:00 east coast time.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Who's great idea was it to add a counter for the countdown to the trip? Oh yeah...mine! Just makes us more nervous I think! This counter will soon change to reflect how many days I have to get back to work here at the lab. I will see my co-workers the day after Labor Day and until then will miss them a lot! Our 4 bikes, 2 trailers and camping gear should be more than half way to California by now, arriving at Jax West Monday May 18th. Thank you to everyone that helped with these arrangements and logistics. It was a huge help and headache averted by not having to take bikes apart and reassemble them at some unknown bike store in California!
Where in the U.S. are the O'Donnells?
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