Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Beginning of Summer 2008

Here is a picture of Marjorie, Alan's mother with dear Swiss friend, Monica. Marjorie has recovered well from major operation and chemotherapy. We all hope that she has a calm summer to get back to gardening and enjoying life.

Alan and Cyane hope to visit Monica in Switzerland!

Finally, we are ready to move on. We leave for Europe June 30 for more cycling:

Edinburgh and Scotland;

Holland and Belgium;

Germany to Bayreuth for opera August 20-29



We may return to America September-October, just in time for the election.

Please stay in touch with us.

May thru June 2008

Alan and Cyane moved back to Kutztown at the beginning of May.
The Lehigh Valley is a lovely area, with many farms and horse-drawn carriages still existing.
Also, a great biking area!
Alan had worked on renovating our house there for a year.
Finally, it is on the market:
look it up at under the address of 498 Siegfriedale Road; Kutztown, PA 19530

February thru April, 2008

For those folks who thought that Alan and Cyane had fallen off the edge of the world - you had good reason. We have not "blogged" since February.

We had a marvelous trip to south island New Zealand. However, about six weeks into the cycle tour, Alan's mother Marjorie was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. We came home early to help. Marjorie had a massive operation, is almost finished chemotherapy and is doing remarkably well. We spent two months at a boarding house near them in Philadelphia. We enjoyed the American big city sights and also appreciated the bike trails in Philadelphia.