• October 7, 2022
    7 Oct 2022

    Well today was such a fun day...we explored an area of Friesland where hubby's parents and grandparents grew up. We biked 34.9 kilometers (on electric bikes as it was super windy along the canals and out in the open). We stopped at a nice little bakery were they had too many delicacies to choose from, so the lady behind the counter offered to bring us our coffee outside on the terrace and would choose for us. She came out with our coffees and had picked out five different items and cut them in half, so we got to check out a variety of what they had to offer. We continued on our journey back to the bike rental place, which is a stone's throw from our B and B. The afternoon we went back to Burgum to visit with our friends were we enjoyed a take out dinner of fries and frikandels. More coffee after dinner and then found our way back to the B and B. All in all, it was as fantastic day!

    Posted 61 days ago
  • September 21, 2022
    21 Sep 2022

    While my cycling is over for this year, there are still a few donations trickling in off and on! Thank you to those who have supported me this year. On behalf of the kids we are helping, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    September 21, 2022
    Posted 77 days ago
  • Farewell to my Friend Walt
    9 Sep 2022

    While officially my rides for GCC 2022 are completed, I still get out for the occasional ride. This morning it was a quick ride to say farewell tio my friend Walt, who leaves for overseas on Sunday. If you are interested in following his journey, join his page on Facebook at Get Busy Living. You won't regret it.....Walt has some pretty exciting adventures to be sure!

    Farewell to my Friend Walt
    Posted 89 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - Day 31
    31 Aug 2022

    Today is the last day of the GCC challenge for this year! Bittersweet as GCC is a huge part of my life to raise funds for the cause of childhood cancer, but sad that the need still exists!😭. I have met my riding goals for the year, and you all have helped me raise an enormous amount of money for the cause this year. For this I am forever humbled and grateful! I plan to return for my seventh year riding and fundraising next year, so be watching for the fundraisers beginning early in the new year! For now, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR A CAUSE THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME! LOVE ❤️ TO ALL AND SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR!

    Posted 98 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - Day 29
    30 Aug 2022

    Today was a busy day delivering jam, a coffee visit with a former neighbour who moved away and then a lovely lunch with a cousin! Always fun catching up with relatives I don’t see often. Then a quick trip home to do some banking and remembered a donation still “out there”. Stopped in to see the gentleman and voila, one more donation! But now I think I’m tapped out and any further donations would be a surprise for me! I am pleased with GCC 2022 efforts and thank all of you who have helped me with this! I appreciate each and every one of you. Again GCC has been a fantastic experience but now I need to shift my focus for a bit! There are just a few loose ends to tie up yet but then it’s over for the year for me! Come January I hope to start on fundraising for GCC 2023 so be watching for some fundraisers at that time!

    GCC 2022 - Day 29
    Posted 100 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - Day 28
    28 Aug 2022

    Today was special. A ride out to the Beachville Museum for the Car Show, got me to my 400 kilometers!!! My challenge now is for anyone who has not sponsored as yet (or even if you have) to donate based on the kilometers over 400 that I am able to accumulate in the next three days! Cut off date for cycling is August 31, 2022.

    GCC 2022 - Day 28
    Posted 101 days ago
  • GCC 2022 Day 27 - two rides to and from Harvest Fest
    27 Aug 2022

    Today I spent the day at the Kiwanis Harvest Fest Market in Centennial Park! I got the chance to chat with quite a few people and also got a few donations for the cause! I am almost finished my kilometers and well, the fundraising has been just unbelievable this year! So please with all the support I have received and I thank you all so very much!

    GCC 2022 Day 27 - two rides to and from Harvest Fest
    Posted 102 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - August 26, 2022 - Group Ride
    26 Aug 2022

    WELL. Today did not disappoint! Mother Nature cooperated with the weather, giving us just a sprinkle periodically to keep us cool. With a total of 7 riders and one very cool "sweep car" and driver throughout the whole ride, we had a fantastic day! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO JOIN THE RIDE! After a ride of 21.8 kilometers, I am getting so much closer to the finish! (Note: my RELIVE video is missing a few kilometers....it's difficult to ride and manoevre the phone at the same time...lol) We enjoyed a pizza lunch with drinks and Sick Kids cupcakes, and a fun social time. After everyone headed out, Lezli and I decided to crank out another 19.6 kilometers to add to our totals. Pictures will follow after I have assembled the pictures from all the riders, but for now, thank you to all who participated and all who have donated to my ride. We are ALL in this to help the kids, so once again, let's keep raising funds and awareness for the great need to let these little kids live their lives and not be fighting for them!

    GCC 2022 - August 26, 2022 - Group Ride
    Posted 103 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - Day 25
    25 Aug 2022

    Today was a day of mixed stuff happening. This morning I accepted a drop off of empty bottles and cans. After dropping them off at the beer store, I headed out to Tillsonburg to meet my friends Lezli and Jane for lunch at MillTale Inn (part of Lezli's prize in the Southwest Oxford Tour Package. After leaving there, it was a quick stop to see the munchkin and his mom, and then pick up Michael from the truck parking lot and give him a ride home. After that, a quick ride back to Ingersoll. Since the predicted rain did not materialize as yet, I hopped on the bike and got in another 10.5 kilometers before dinner. Right now it's all about finishing the kilometers, although there is always room for more donations.....it's not over til it's over!

    GCC 2022 - Day 25
    Posted 104 days ago
  • GCC 2022 - Day 23
    24 Aug 2022

    Well today started early…4:15 a.m. we get an overseas call from Jack (he’s 6), wanting to know what I am doing. Then another call with a message asking if we are on vacation (he knows we are coming for a visit). Then another call to tell me about school. Then another call to tell us he’s talking about school for him! Then try to fall asleep again to be up in time to be ready for the local munchkin to show up for the day! It’s been a busy but fun day to say the least! But he’s sleeping now (I think)After dinner he was going to pick up his toys and I got in a quick 10 km bike ride to add to my totals! Sixty kilometers from my goal and have surpassed my fundraising goals….although more is always welcome! Perhaps tomorrow another short ride and then Friday is our group ride so another 25 km. That leaves the weekend and a few days next week to finish up my 400 km. I am confident I can do this!

    GCC 2022 - Day 23
    Posted 106 days ago