Bill and I were walking the dog at the park this evening and came across two people eating dinner next to their bicycles. We stopped to talk to them and found out they are from Holland and are biking from San Diego to Vancouver BC over four months. We invited them to camp out in our back yard and take a shower since there are no campgrounds here in Corvallis. So we made some new Dutch friends this evening which makes our total Dutch friend count: 4 so we are practically half Dutch now that we doubled that count. They are tracking their trip on their blog: http://www.mielennoor.waarbenjij.nu/ . We might not see them again since we are leaving early in the morning for a triathlon but we gave them as much information as we could before they went off to bed.
I just finished reading a book about a couple that biked around the world so I was very empathetic for their need to shower and sleep somewhere safe. The book was written by Barbara Savage and is called "Miles from Nowhere" and was well worth the read if you are looking for some adventure writing. Their tales of biking through Egypt were pretty intense. Sadly, the author of the book died just as it was to be published. She was struck by a car while training for a triathlon.
What's next for Bill and Erika, things haven't been boring lately. I know something crazy that could happen: Bill could get a job. Now THAT would be wild!!!
;) Bill told me to write that so don't get mad at me.